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Only 292 postal ballots received

The number is lower than what PDP candidate had received during the recent general election at 295   By-election: Nanong-Shumar constituency received 292 postal ballots of the 335 the returning officer issued for the by-election. With 11 postal ballot rejections, eight on November 4 and three yesterday, 32 people did ...

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November poll date for Nanong-Shumar

While PDP will field its former losing candidate, DPT has yet to decide on one By-election: People in Nanong-Shumar constituency in Pemagatshel will go to the polls once more in November this year to elect their National Assembly representative. Before that, they will be fed with another round of campaign ...

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Former PM’s resignation accepted

Nanong-Shumar constituency will have to go to polls once more to elect a replacement Parliament: Nanong-Shumar constituency in Pemagatshel will go without a representative in the first session of the second Parliament next month, with the National Assembly speaker accepting the resignation tendered by its elected member, former prime minister ...

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May an MP-elect quit …

… when elected local leaders in the past were dissuaded from doing so by an ECB notification? Analysis: While the National Assembly speaker is yet to decide on the resignation Druk Phuensum Tshogpa president, Jigmi Y Thinley, submitted a week ago, a more pertinent question the move has triggered is ...

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Lower voter turnout in east

Elections: The six eastern dzongkhags saw less than half the registered voters turn up to cast their votes at the polling stations, as opposed to western dzongkhags, on poll day, the recently compiled election data show. Of the 17 constituencies in Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Pemagatshel, Samdrupjongkhar, Mongar and Lhuentse, Mongar constituency ...

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DPT will come as the opposition


Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will come to the Parliament as the opposition. This was decided at an executive meeting yesterday after a select team of 20 people representing the party received an audience with His Majesty the King yesterday. At a press conference last evening, 10 party workers, including an ...

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DNT: Neither gone nor forgotten


At a recent meet, the party reiterated its intent to contest the 2018 elections Politics: In discussing its way forward, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which couldn’t make it past the primary round in this year’s parliamentary elections, concluded that it will stay put as a party and contest the 2018 ...

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