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 not exercise their franchise.
Pemagatshel election office received its last lot of 60 postal ballots before noon yesterday and another five ballots through hand post.
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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 drill in the election process that will begin in early October.
This follows their former elected representative, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa president Jigmi Y Thinley tendering his [... Read More]
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 Jigmi Y Thinley.
With this, the constituency, having officially been declared “vacant”, is up for a by election to elect a National Assembly representative within [... Read More]
… 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 whether elected members of Parliament can resign on various grounds?
The former prime minister, who was one of 15 members elected to form the opposition, [... Read More]
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 saw the highest turnout, with 49.25 percent votes cast on the electronic voting machines (EVM).
In Khar-Yurung constituency, Pemagatshel, of the 8,575 registered voters, only [... Read More]
All set: DPT officiating president Yeshey Zimba with candidates and members of the party at the press conference yesterday
Opposition: A part of the same team with different responsibilities is how Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s officiating president Yeshey Zimba describes the relationship between the ruling and opposing parties.
“I think it is time for us to put the past behind and to move forward as a united team,” he said at a press conference yesterday held to officially announce the leader of the opposition.
Elected by the party’s executive committee and endorsed during the general [... Read More]
Mongar Town: Looking forward to the pledges
People are less concerned about past divisions now and look forward to pledges being met
Post Poll: With just three days left for the election petition period to end, the dust has settled down in almost every nook and corner of Mongar and Lhuentse.
The discussions and arguments that surfaced following the election outcome on July 13, which dominated many shops, offices, homes and even fields, have now subsided.
For now, the little election-related discussions that [... Read More]
After executive meeting: DPT members who received an audience with His Majesty the King yesterday announce the decision
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 elected candidate, looking rather dismal, conveyed the news.
The party’s Thimphu dzongkhag coordinator, Dago Tshering said His Majesty had assured them that “he’d look into the matter and [... Read More]
Candidates and supporters of DNT at the meet
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 elections.
This was done at a party conference held on July 20, where its candidates, amid chitchat and “mixed” emotions, raised hands declaring their willingness [... Read More]
It’s official: Recently elected National Assembly members receive certificates from chief election commissioner yesterday
He was elected by a secret ballot conducted among the party’s winning candidates
Governance: The winning candidates of the People’s Democratic Party unanimously elected, through a secret ballot, the party president, Tshering Tobgay as the prime minister of the new government yesterday morning in Thimphu.
Former South Thimphu candidate, Tandin Wangmo, who is now the party spokesperson, said in a press conference which had several retakes, that article 17, section I of the Constitution states [... Read More]
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