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NA Elections 2018

As Gomdar looks at the party candidates

Getting ready: An excavator operator changes into gho to cast his vote in S/Jongkhar

In Gomdar gewog in Samdrupjongkhar, people keep a sharp eye on the politicians when they come knocking at their doors for votes. For the people in Narphung village, lack of proper drinking water and road are some of the major issues. Both the candidates have promised to address the issues. …

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Samtse facilitation booth voter turnout increases

A woman waits for her turn to cast her ballot at the Samtse HSS polling station

The number of people who turned out to vote through the facilitation booths in Samtse increased compared to the primary round. A total 3,936 people cast their ballots at facilitation booths in the last three days, which is 82.1 percent voter turnout, an increase from primary round’s 78.4 percent turnout. …

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Social media contents top complaints lodged with ECB 

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) media arbitrator office found 22 Facebook posts objectionable as of yesterday evening, according to a press release. It stated that of the 22 posts, the originating users deleted four posts, Facebook authorities deleted six while 12 posts are under process and being followed up. …

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DNT president thanks Samtse for support

DNT president speaks to about 100 people in Gesingaon, Gomtu in Samtse

Nowhere has a new party beaten those established parties by a huge margin like the way Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) did in the primary elections here, the party president Lotay Tshering said in Samtse yesterday. “All thanks to you,” he said. “I feel happy but at the same time, I’m …

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Gasa’s NA representative will be from Laya

Voters queue at Gasa Primary School facilitation booth to cast their ballots

With no candidates to contest in the general round of election from lower Gasa, Khatoed-Laya constituency, the voters from Khatoed are wondering which of the two candidates, both from Laya, would represent them better in the Parliament. Tashi from Remey, Khatoed, said that it was important to give the opportunities …

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We don’t want to win by dividing the country: DPT

DPT president meet the people of Mongar Throm

In keeping with His Majesty’s kasho calling the elections to ensure free and fair elections, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said there is a standing order to the personnel from the heads of both the Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Bhutan Police to maintain an apolitical status. Despite this, Pema Gyamtsho …

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Bumthang takes PB booths to the highlanders

Election officials facilitate the mobile booth service to the voters of Tsampa, Gomthang and Lamthrang, who did not vote in the past elections. (Photo: Ugyen, Bumthang)

With 65 postal ballot facilitation booths and 18 mobile booths operational since yesterday, nine polling officials, six security personnel and six porters have taken the postal ballot service to the highlanders in Bumthang yesterday. Bumthang dzongkhag election officer, Ugyen, said the officials have walked for days to reach the highlanders of Tsampa, …

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DNT’s Punakha dzongkhag coordinator penalised

The central election dispute settlement body (CEDSB) has warned and imposed a fine worth minimum wage for 30 days to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s Punakha dzongkhag coordinator, Namgay Rinchen. In the order issued yesterday, it stated that the coordinator violated section 4.4 of the Social Media Rules and Regulations of the …

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DPT challenges DNT president to prove the allegations

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has challenged the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) President Lotay Tshering to produce evidence to back the irresponsible statement he made when speaking to the people of Tsirang on October 9. In a press release the party issued yesterday, DPT states that Lotay Tshering’s statement accusing …

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DNT pledges to regulate number of taxis

DNT president with the representatives of taxi drivers in Paro

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) will put a cap on the number of taxi vehicles in the country. DNT president Lotay Tshering at a meeting with representatives of taxi drivers in Paro at the Wangchang gup office yesterday, said his party would limit the number of taxis in the country to …

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The responsibility is on the people: DPT

Enroute to Lhuntse from Bumthang, the president campaigns in Shingnyer village in Ura

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said he understands the issues relating to the Shingkhar-Gorgan road better than anyone. While campaigning in Tsenkhar and Minjey gewogs in Lhuentse yesterday, Pema Gyamtsho said DPT would take up the much-awaited Shingkhar-Gorgan road. “It entails a small change in law,” he said. The …

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