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Bumthang prepared for the poll

Refresher course for polling officials concludes in Bumthang

Chhoekhor-Tang debate for the people of Bumthang was serious. Reporting from the grassroots, it is this: a few elderlies gathered at a restaurant were listening to every point and argument the candidates made. “It will be a tough fight this year,” a resident of Chamkhar said. While the enthusiasm and …

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Trongsa voters prepared for poll day

Poling officials check the EVM’s before dispatching them to the polling station

The people of Trongsa are ready to vote the party of their choice on September 15. All four parties and their candidates, they say are capable and competent. Ugyen Tshomo, 22, from Nubi gewog who came to sell her vegetables at Trongsa town said all political parties candidate visited her …

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Thoughts from the party presidents

With the election campaign period ending tomorrow, party presidents are rushing to meet the last voters before wrapping up their campaigns. Except for the president of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) who is in her home dzongkhag, Samdrupjongkhar, the presidents of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s …

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BKP President wraps up campaign in Orong today

It is getting dark in Belam Sharang village, Samdrupcholing drungkhag of Samdrupjongkhar. About 10 villagers are listening to Bhutan Kuen-Nyam President Neten Zangmo at one of her supporter’s house. It was the second meeting yesterday afternoon attended mostly by elders. Her voice has become hoarse from speaking at more than …

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Bumdeling-Jamkhar residents prepared for poll day 

Residents of Bumdeling-Jamkhar constituency in Trashiyangtse are eager to cast their votes on Saturday. One of the residents, Goenpo Dorji who attended a common forum said that the representatives of four political parties in Bumdeling-Jamkhar constituency are all strong and capable. “All candidates did well in the common forum without defaming …

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KNOW the PARTY PRESIDENTs

Neten Zangmo Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s president Neten Zangmo is a tough woman. That is how people know her. She served the nation for more than 30 years in various capacities. She was cabinet secretary, foreign secretary, and chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission. She is a recipient of the Druk Thuksey …

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Candidates wrap up campaign

BKP’s Trong gewog coordinator in Zhemgang hands a pamphlet to a voter in Zurphel village

As the campaign for the primary round nears completion, People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Panbang candidate Lungten Dorji, 54, concluded his campaign yesterday. He still has a day to campaign but the candidate has decided to spend the time discussing issues with the party coordinators and the supporters. In the last …

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Parties pledge to solve drinking water issue in Kengkhar

The common forum at Udari PS was held on September 9

All four political party candidates of Kengkhar-Weringla constituency in Mongar have pledged and prioritised to solve the drinking water shortage in Khengkhar gewog. The candidates, during the last common forum held in Udari Primary School on September 9, claimed they would resolve the issue. Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) candidate, Gaylay …

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PDP to wrap up campaign in Samdrupjongkhar

President Tshering Tobgay meet with people of Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong constituency in Kanglung yesterday

Singing their hearts out, people of Kanglung, Samkhar, and Udzorong gewogs in Trashigang awaited the arrival of the People’s Democratic party’s (PDP) president yesterday. People gathered in large numbers at the gewog meeting hall in Kanglung to meet president. While waiting, party coordinators decided to engage the people gathered in …

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