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NC election not only successful but exemplary too: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Chogyal Dago Rigdzin declares the 2018 National Council election results

The National Council election process this time was exemplary and every Bhutanese should be proud of the successful election, according to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Chogyal Dago Rigdzin. Declaring the results officially on April 21, the chief attributed the success to a record voter turnout and good participation in …

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Record voter turn out in NC election

Postal ballot boxes at the RO’s office in Thimphu

The grim weather forecast and the dark clouds gathering in the morning didn’t deter Bhutanese from coming out to take part in the third National Council (NC) elections held across the country yesterday. The election saw a record 54.3 percent of Bhutanese turn up to cast their votes to elect …

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National Council poll day today

With 5,619 election officials fanning out across the country to man 866 polling stations, the Election Commission of Bhutan says it is prepared for the National Council poll day today. The last task the commission completed before heading home late on the eve of the poll day was going through reports that …

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Rinchen HSS opens cradle room for breastfeeding babies

Staff of RHSS at the school’s cradle room

It was a pain having to leave her three-month-old baby at home. Coming to school and going back home to feed her little one and then rushing to school to teach was a trouble. Not all mothers get to enjoy six-months maternity leave.  Kelzang Wangmo, an English teacher at Rinchen Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, can now bring her baby to school. As a resident of Taba, an hour’s flexibility leave to go home to her baby, feed him and then to return to class to teach, was tiring and difficult for the teacher.

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ECB fields 5,619 officials for NC poll day

Police personnel on election duty to the eastern dzongkhags stop at the Thrumshingla pass between Bumthang and Mongar yesterday

A total of 5,619 election officials will be stationed in the 866 polling stations across the country by this evening for the third National Council poll day.  The officials include 866 presiding officers, 2,598 polling officers, 866 polling assistants, and 866 female security personnel. 

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