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How DNT and DPT looks at votes from Samtse

Uttaray village in Samtse

In Uttaray, a small hamlet in Samtse, 70-year-old Bhansingh Ghalley has not been feeling well lately. An eligible voter of Phuentshopelri-Samtse constituency in Samtse, he is determined vote on Thursday. Uttary is about 11km from Samtse town towards Dorokha. A small farm road connects the village to the Samtse-Dorokha highway. …

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Sarpang prepares for general election 

The Maokhola swells every monsoon, posing risk to the people

A majority of voters in the two constituencies of Sarpang will head to the polls amid preparations for Dassain, which falls on October 19, the day after the general election polls. With a total of 30,183 registered voters, Sarpang is the fourth largest dzongkhag after Trashigang, Samtse and Mongar in …

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Widening work in Yangtse irks commuters

Commuters say it is difficult for small vehicles to pass through the muddy sludge

After years of hold-up, widening project along the Doksum-Yangtse highway has began in June this year. But the project has been causing inconveniences both for the commuters and the contractors. As the road remains blocked most of the time, service delivery is being affected, say dzongkhag officials. An official who …

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Facilitation booths in Paro see 5,389 voters

Students cast votes at a mobile facilitation booth at Wangsel Institute in Paro

Of the 6,723 registered voters in Paro, 5,389 voters cast their votes taking the voter turnout to 80.16 percent through the postal ballot facilitation booths between 10 and 12 October.  One of the voters, Pem Zam, a teacher at the Early Childhood Care and Development Centre (ECCD), said that it …

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Tight race for the candidates of Khatoed-Laya

Most households in Laya, Gasa are planning to divide their votes between the candidates of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). DPT’s Changa Dawa and DNT’s Tenzin are both from Laya. Many in the community feel that the votes from lower Gasa will decide who goes to …

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Voter turnout at SJ increases to 87.6 percent

Close to 88 percent of the registered postal voters cast their ballots at the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths in Samdrupjongkhar, an increase from 78.8 in the primary round. About 3,900 voters cast their votes at the four facilitation and mobile booths in the dzongkhag; 56 percent of the …

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