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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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Limited time for door-to-door campaigning, say NC candidates

With only a day left for the campaign to end and before the two-day black out period, National Council candidates in Sarpang are seeking support from their respective gewogs and running around villages to meet as many people as possible. Unlike in the past, where voters complained of zomdu fatigue, the …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Wangdue

Dawa Tshering  Age: 30 years Village: Rukubji Gewog: Sephu Qualification BA in Language and Culture Studies Work experience Protocol Officer Programme Producer and presenter, BBS Radio Tourism Marketing, Malaysia and Singapore (2016-2017) Why should the people vote for you? I have decided to contest for National Council primarily to ensure …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Trashigang

Chheki Wangchuk  Age: 53 years Village: Galing Gewog: Shongphu Qualification MA in Economics Work experience Lecturer Technical advisor CEO Freelance consultant Why should the people vote for you? I understand the aspirations of our people and the challenges they face during my humble career spanning over 26 years as an …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Thimphu

Leki Tshering Age: 39 years Village: Tshochenkha Gewog: Geney Qualification Bachelor of Education Work experience Teaching Why should the people vote for you? Coming from a teaching background, I always believed in imparting good values. So here I offer an option to the people of Thimphu dzongkhag to vote for …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Sarpang

Anand Rai Age: 35 years Village: Gakiling Gewog: Gakiling Qualification BA (Hons) History Work experience Educated farmer Why should the people vote for you? I have lived in my village for the past seven years working as an educated farmer. I know the issues that impact the daily lives of …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Samtse

Badri N Bhattarai Age: 59 years Village: Chhusungsa Kha Gewog: Sang-Ngag-Chholing Qualification Masters in Agriculture Development Work experience A civil servant at the specialist level Why should the people vote for you? I aim to achieve results through experience sharing, collective knowledge based approach while developing laws within the purview of …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Samdrupjongkhar

Jigme Wangchuk  Age: 38 years Village: Momring Gewog: Lauri Qualification Bachelors of Education, 2005 Work experience Served as a teacher National Council member from Samdrupjongkhar from 2008 to 2018. Why should the people vote for you? The choice is in the hands of the general public. However, the opportunity they …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Punakha

Dechen Thaiye Dorji Age: 34 years Village: Siluna Gewog: Toepaisa Qualification BA, LLB, Post Graduate Diploma in National Law Work experience Advisor and practicing lawyer. Why should the people vote for you? At the present scenario, there is no dearth of qualified and capable people who are prospective candidates for …

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