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Election results from Pemagatshel

Despite being penalised and suspended from campaigning by Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), Druk Phuenseum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Khar-Yurung candidate in Pemagatshel, Tshering Choden, won with the maximum number of votes. She secured a total of 4,738 votes, of which 3,072 were postal ballots and 1,666 from EVM. Tshering Choden said …

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CDCL bridge in Samdrupjongkhar to open to traffic soon

The bridge will shorten the distance from Samdrupjongkhar town to the check point by about a kilometre

The 51-metre bridge near Samdrupjongkhar Primary School will serve as a bypass for the travellers and help ease congestion along the highway. The bridge was supposed to be completed by June this year. Samdrupjongkhar Thrompon Karma Sherab Thobgyal said that failure to meet the deadline was due to monsoon that …

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How DNT took Paro

In Paro, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won both the constituencies in the dzongkhag. In the Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, DNT’s Ugyen Tshering won. One of the DNT party supporters said that people were impressed due to the pledges and doable plans of the party. “The win is attributed mainly to the health …

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DNT’s win not a surprise in Trongsa

After voting, voters wait for their friends at Draagteng gewog centre polling station to go home

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) winning both constituencies in Trongsa was not a surprise for the voters and the winning candidates. This is because the DNT won in Nubi_Tangsibji constituency and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in Dragteng_Langthel constituency in the primaries. People from Trongsa, who followed the general election …

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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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