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Zhemgang sees good turnout at FB centres

519 voters cast their votes in Zhemgang

Zhemgang saw a good turn out on the first day of voting through the facilitation booth (FB) service. The two FB in Zhemgang’s upper and lower Kheng region, saw a total of 519 voters, 321 female and 208 male come to vote.  The FB service at the Zhemgang central school …

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1,527 voters cast their ballots in S/Jongkhar

With a large number of voters turning up at the Samdrupjongkhar MSS postal ballot facilitation booth, the voting time extended until 10pm yesterday.  The officials had distributed token to those voters who came before 7pm. A total of 766 voters, which include 356 male and 410 female cast their ballots …

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Women come in numbers to vote in P/ling

A woman carries her sleeping child and stands in queue to caste her vote yesterday at Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School fecilation booth

The scene at the facilitation booth at the Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School yesterday could provide a peek into why Bhutan’s elections see more women voters than men. Expecting mothers, mother with child, some sleeping while standing in line with their mothers not bothered by the push and shove and the …

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On a mission to redefine politics

Emboldened with the zeal and zest of its ever-energetic president, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party has embarked on an ambitious mission of redefining politics in the country beginning this election.  It has endured humiliation on the eve of elections in 2013, after the Election Commission of Bhutan disqualified it for having a …

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DNT cannot be stronger than 2018’s team

Six years ago, a doctor, an engineer and a management specialist discussed the idea of starting a political party over a cup of tea and a plate of momo in a small restaurant in Thimphu. That was the birth of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), initially known as the Social Democratic …

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DPT pins hope on broad-based support

Shaken, but not discouraged by recent developments in social media politics, the Druk Phuensum Tsogpa (DPT) is all set for the primary round of the National Assembly election next week, which arguably will be the biggest political test since its formation in July 2007. Born out of the merger of …

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