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NA Elections 2018

Phangkhar residents unlikely to be influenced


Although some villagers in Phangkhar gewog of lower Kheng claimed they have received calls from unknown people, asking them to vote for the party of their choice, it would not influence their votes tomorrow. The people claim they received the calls after the primary elections. They did not, however, reveal …

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Trashigang all set for the poll day

Some 371 officials were deployed across the 75 polling stations in Trashigang

With the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) checked and sealed and polling officials and security personnel briefed and deployed, the dzongkhag with the highest number of registered voters in the country (47,614), is set for the poll day tomorrow. Following the two-day refresher’s course, Trashigang dzongkhag has deployed 371 polling officials …

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Tsirang receives 5,654 postal ballots

At least 437 officials have been deployed to its 44 polling stations

Of the 5,654 postal ballots Tsirang received as of yesterday evening, three ballots were rejected. The returning officer of Sergithang-Tsirangtoed constituency received 2,177 facilitation booth ballots and 530 conventional postal ballots and Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang returning officer received 2,425 ballots from facilitation booth and 522 conventional ballots. Officials declared that two rejected …

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Sarpang all set for the general election

Polling officials sort out Envelope A at Pelrithang gewog, Gelephu constituency yesterday

With 220 polling officials deployed to the 45 polling stations in the dzongkhag, Sarpang is all set for the poll day tomorrow. Shompangkha constituency has 21 polling stations and Gelephu constituency has 24. The returning officer of Gelephu, Tshering Wangchuk, said that the polling officials reached their designated polling booths …

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Gasa ready for the poll day

The dzongkhag election office will collect postal ballots until 5pm today

Polling officials of Rakashong polling station (PS) in Lunana were the last batch of polling officials to reach the PS in Gasa yesterday. The officials reached the PS after a two-day walk. The PS caters to the voters of Raminang chiwog, residing with their herds in Rakashong at this time …

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Trongsa receives 2,658 postal ballots so far

As of yesterday, the two constituencies of Trongsa received a total of 2,658 postal ballots, of which 778 were conventional postal ballots and 1,880 were facilitation ballots. Constituency-wise, Draagteng- Langthel received more postal ballots than Nubi-Tangsibji. The office of the Returning Officer in Draagteng- Langthel constituency received 1,361 postal ballots, of …

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Lhuentse tops voter turnout in facilitation booths

Polling officials for 17 of the 33 polling stations in Lhuentse left for their respective polling stations yesterday. A total of 130 polling officials and 99 security officials are deployed for the poll day with 66 EVMs. The dzongkhag has 16,581 registered voters.

Lhuentse saw a 95.8 percent voter turnout at the postal ballot facilitation booths (FB), the highest among the dzongkhags. The dzongkhag saw 92 percent voter turnout in the primary round, also the highest in the country. Dzongkhag election officials attribute the outcome to the rigorous advocacy programme and the follow-up …

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Let’s change before it’s too late: DNT

DNT President Lotay Tshering (Photo: DNT Facebook)

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering quotes a Bhutanese saying to drive home the point he has been repeating in all his campaign meetings: “What took a long time to fill in drops, can be spilt in a fraction of a second.” If people are not careful, what has …

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We are optimistic: DPT

DPT President Pema Gyamtsho (Photo: DPT Facebook)

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is prepared to accept whatever mandate the electorate confers it with. After securing 30.9 percent of the total votes and winning 22 constituencies in the primary round, the final race for DPT is nearing the finishing line. The past 25 days has been a “roller …

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DNT president to end campaign in Thimphu

DNT president campaigns in Lunana yesterday

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering will end his campaign for the Parliamentary elections 2018 in his constituency in Thimphu. Throughout the 2018 elections, he could not visit his constituency, he said and despite that the voters voted overwhelmingly in his favour. “Their support gives me the strength to reach …

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DPT to wrap up campaign in Mongar 

DPT president with the people of Nanong_Shumar in Pemagatshel yesterday

After campaigning in Nanong-Shumar, Pemagatshel, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa president, Pema Gyamtsho met with the people of Nganglam yesterday. The president will move to Mongar today, where he will wrap up his campaign. Save for Zhemgang, the president has visited all the dzongkhags in a span of less than 25 …

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