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DNT won in Tsirang because of the president

It was evident that Tsirang was Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) stronghold much before the primary poll after the party president, Lotay Tshering’s familiarization tour. The primary election results only gave DNT candidates more hope to make it through the general election. Both Bimal Thapa of Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang constituency and Garjaman Rai …

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DNT will form an inclusive government

Prime Minister elect Lotay Tshering catches up with colleagues before the press conference yesterday

The new government-elect, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, will scrutinize the competence of its ministerial candidates and ensure that they maintain a regionally balanced Cabinet. DNT president Lotay Tshering, at a press conference yesterday, said there will not be any issues on deciding the ministerial candidates as some good candidates from …

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When the country went to the polls…

If going to the polls is difficult, conducting elections is not an easy affair. With the elections over, the Election Commission of Bhutan shared their stories on how they conducted the 2018 Assembly elections yesterday. In Paro, the dzongkhag deployed an all-women team at the Drugyel polling station on October …

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Nyamrup’s popular Dechen

Amiable, unassuming and genuine is how voters of North-Thimphu describe their Member of Parliament elect, Dechen Wangmo. What struck many of them was her friendly nature. Pitched against one of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s prominent female candidates, Lily Wangchuk, Dechen Wangmo, a novice in politics, found herself in untested waters. She …

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Voluntary service and postal ballots decide for Gasa

Gasa elected a candidate who contested thrice, Tenzin and the youngest female candidate, Yeshey Dem to represent the dzongkhag in the parliament on October 18.  Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Khatoed Laya candidate, Tenzin secured a landslide victory, 320 more votes than Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Changa Dawa. The former won …

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DNT breaks DPT stronghold in Trashigang

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) move to woo voters in the east worked to an extent with the party winning five of the 17 constituencies in the six eastern dzongkhags in the general election on October 18.  The party won in two of the five constituencies in Trashigang, which was considered …

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How DNT won Punakha?

After the provisional results of the general election were broadcast on the evening of October 18, people of Kabisa gewog in Punakha agreed that the election result is something that nobody can predict. Kabisa had equal support for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), according to voters …

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DNT connected with voters in Sarpang

It was expected. That the people of Sarpang would vote in the Nyamrup spirit came true when the returning officers of the dzongkhag’s two constituencies declared the election results in the evening of October 18. In the Shompangkha constituency, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate Tek Bdr Rai won 7,018 …

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A hatrick for Dorji Wangdi

He is the face of the party to most Bhutanese, the most vocal Member of Parliament when in Opposition and a former minister. Nobody doubted that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Pangbang candidate, Dorji Wangdi would lose. On Thursday, despite a technical glitch that declared him as the runners-up briefly, the former …

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