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DPT’s Dramedtse-Ngatsang candidate reprimanded publicly

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) issued a public reprimand against Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Dramedtse_Ngatsang candidate Ugyen Wangdi on October 13 for instigating voters to make a false statement of identity and workplace to avail postal ballot facility. A public reprimand means the ECB announces the reprimand in the …

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Pemagatshel sees 85.82 percent voter turnout in PBFB

2,137 voters cast their ballots at the three postal ballot facilitation booths in Pemagatshel

A total of 2,137 voters cast their ballots at the three postal ballot facilitation booths in Pemagatshel from October 10 to 12. The voter turnout was 85.82 percent. There were three booths in Pemagatshel – Pemagatshel MSS, Nganglam HSS and Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) in Nganglam drungkhag, which together …

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Facilitation booths record 82.9 percent voter turnout

A total of 84,829 voters cast their votes through the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booth facility

A total of 84,829 voters cast their votes through the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booth facility in the last three days. Figures shared by Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) head of election department, Sonam Tobgyal, stated that 46,358 female and 38,471 male cast their votes through the service. Although …

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DPT coordinator lodges complaint against former labour minister

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) dzongkhag coordinator in Dagana, Kaka, lodged a complaint against the former labour minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, for visiting his constituency during the election campaign period and instructing the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) coordinators to vote for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). The complaint was lodged on October …

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DPT supporters in Khar-Yurung respect ECB’s decision

For the supporters of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Khar-Yurung candidate, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) decision barring her from campaigning further is a relief. This is because it went viral on WeChat that she would be disqualified to contest in the upcoming election. The party’s constituency coordinator, Sangay Norbu, …

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DNT confident of sweeping south

President Lotay Tshering completed his tour of Samtse and will move to Haa today

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering said that given the amount of support his party has received from the southern dzongkhags, he is confident to win in Dophuchen-Tading constituency, Samtse. In the primary round, DPT won in Dophuchen-Tading constituency with 2,679 votes against DNT’s 2,453. DNT’s candidate Loknath Sharma, …

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Chukha witnesses more female voter turnout for PBFB again

Not many voters at the Chukha central school

Postal ballot facilitation booths (PBFB) for the upcoming National Assembly’s general election that have been operating for the last three days in different parts of country closed yesterday. Chukha has four facilitation booths, one each in Chukha Central School, Gedu College of Business Administration, Phuntsholing MSS, and College of Science …

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Who would Wangdue choose?

Villagers thresh paddy in Tshogongm gewog in Wangdue

The people of Wangdue say they are happy with whichever party forms the government so long the candidates from their villages get elected. A 31-year-old man from Kazhi gewog, Ugay, said all candidates are Bhutanese and would only want good for the people and the country. “We are unable to …

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Candidates meet voters at work

Candidates go to the fields as most people are in the fields harvesting paddy

Election period this year has coincided with the harvest season. In Paro, the candidates are going to the fields to meet people. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate in Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, Phub Tshering, said that he had already completed door-to-door campaign thrice. “This is my fourth time. I feel that in …

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Yangtse tense as it prepares for poll day

Over the last few weeks, residents of Yangtse town claim to have noticed new faces arriving in the town

With less than a week left for the poll day, speculations of the outcome are spreading in Trashiyangtse. The quiescent settlement that was stirred with the initiation of the Kholongchu project is once again buzzing with contemplations surrounding the elections. Some people have resorted to reading signs of the election …

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