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DNT wins both constituencies in Chukha

The people of Chukha chose Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) over Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). DNT’s Tshewang lhamo of Bongo-Chapcha Constituency won by 3,153 more than Druk Phuensum DPT’s Pemba. Tshewang lhamo secured 4,493 EVM votes and 2,139 postal votes. Of the 2,282 facilitation ballots, seven were rejected. A sixty-five-year old …

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In Nyamrup spirit, Dagana votes for change


As it was in the primary round, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa won by a landslide in both the constituencies of Dagana.  In Lhamoidzingkha-Tashiding constituency, DNT’s Hemanth Gurung won 6,257 votes, of which 1,924 were postal ballot votes. His opponent DPT’s Prem Kumar Khatiwara secured 1,780 Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes and …

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Cranes soar in Trashiyangtse

Voters in Yangtse pose for a picture

Trashiyantse, the home of the endangered blacked-necked cranes chose the party that it is symbolised with, the cranes. In Bomdeling-Jamkhar, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Dubthob won 3,541 votes against Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate, Sangay Dorji’s 2,710 votes.  Dubthob said that in a democracy, everyone desires to form the …

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North and South Thimphu ayes for DNT

Voters queue at the Wangsisina PS in Thimphu yesterday

Family members of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) president had gathered at the Babesa polling station hours before the voting started. Five were called in to witness the mock election. The election officers ask them to vote for both the candidates, as it was a mock election to test the machines. …

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NC members attend 139th IPU Assembly

The Deputy Chairperson of the National Council, Jigme Wangchuk led a nine-member delegation to the 139th session of the IPU Assembly and related meetings in Geneva from October 14-18. The theme of the general debate was “Parliamentary leadership in promoting peace and development in the age of innovation and technological …

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Bhutan votes for change

Winning 30 of the 47 constituencies, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the third parliamentary national assembly election yesterday. As claimed by party president Lotay Tshering in all campaign speeches, DNT ‘easily’ swept all 12 western and southwestern dzongkhags, winning 26 constituencies.

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Voter turnout as of 1pm

A total of 141,991 voters turned up as of 1pm. There were 75,066 female and 66,925 male voters. EVM voter turnout as of 1pm is 46.6 percent. 35,497 votes cast every hour. About 148 votes were cast every minute. At least two votes were cast every second.

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First hours of poll day

7.55am:  People started queuing at the Punakha hospital since 7.55am today. It is one of the polling stations with highest number of registered voters 8am: Polling officials conduct mock election in the presence of voters at 8am at Punakha Hospital and seal the EVM 8.26am: Priority seating arrangements made for …

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Bhutan returns to the poll

With 5,307 election officials deployed to the 865 polling stations, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is ready to conduct the general elections, according to the state of readiness report from the commission. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) would contest the election. The officials on duty …

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