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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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Why Trashiyangtse chose DPT?

As they had voted in the primary round, the people of Tashiyangtse chose Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) over Druk Nyumrup Tshogpa (DNT) in the general elections.  DPT secured 56.3 percent of the total votes cast through the electronic voting machine (EVM) and postal ballots in both the constituencies.  In Bomdeling_ …

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Gewogs with most people decide Lhuentse

In politics, there are so many factors that can sway results. In Bhutan, one is being born in a gewog with a huge population. This factor played a major role in Nyamrup’s Kinga Penjor win the Gangzur-Minjey constituency in the 2018 general election. Kinga Penjor is from Gangzur gewog, the …

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Leadership and postal ballots decide for Bumthang 

DPT’s Pema Gyamtsho and Karma Wangchuk during campaign in Tangsibi, Ura gewog

Bumthang held on with the cranes because of the leadership Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has in Pema Gyamtsho, the Chhoekhor-Tang candidate. Even before the polls, a majority of people expected him to win by a huge margin. Pema Gyamtsho secured more than double the votes Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s candidate (DNT) …

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Experience steers Samdrupjongkhar to choose DPT

Samdrupjongkhar switched to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) this election from its 2013 choice for People’s Democratic Party (PDP). While the voters and supporters of PDP were a crucial factor in the general round of elections in Samdrupjongkhar, DPT candidates’ popularity and manifesto led them to victory. Since the primary round …

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Picture story

A forest fire suspected to have started on October 18 midnight has destroyed more than 50 acres of pine forest in Khoma gewog in Lhuentse. Although no casualties were reported, officials suspect human activities such as cigarette butts and bee hunters to be the cause of the fire. Strong winds …

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How Chukha chose DNT

If there was one thing Jai Bir was sure of, it was winning from his constituency, Phuentsholing. The Nyamrup candidate was full of confidence. His confidence comes from his rapport with the people in the Phuentsholing constituency, Chukha. Jai Bir Rai has a winning record. Jai Bir Rai represented DNT …

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