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People vote for change

It was one of the busiest nights for the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering last night. The job is done and between answering phones and checking the provisional results on the laptop, Lotay Tshering has no time to soak up the win. His party, DNT has won the majority …

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The cranes are flying

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is back. Enduring three elections and making it through the primaries on two different occasions, the party is back with a bang. The party, which formed the first democratic government and second Opposition, will again form the either next month. For DPT, anti-incumbency was not a …

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DNT wins Thimphu

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president contesting from South Thimphu was expected to win. Lotay Tshering didn’t disappoint his party. It was a landslide victory for DNT in the president’s constituency. Lotay Tshering secured 2,816 votes out of 5,592 votes cast. Close to the president was Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) …

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DNT takes Tsirang

At least 61 percent of the total 23,696 voters cast vote in Tsirang

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won in both the constituencies of Sergithang-Tsirangtoed and Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang in Tsirang, according to the provisional results the commission announced yesterday. DNT secured a total of 5,779 votes of which 2,266 were secured through postal ballots. People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 1,018 votes less than DNT. The …

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Wangdue goes for DNT and PDP

Voters at Tshogongm gewog centre queue to cast their votes until 4:40 in the evening. the station had the second highest registered voters in Wangdue

Wangdue choose Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday at the primary rounds of the national assembly elections. While DNT secured the maximum number of votes from Nyisho-Saephu constituency, PDP secured the highest from Athang-Thedtsho constituency. Wangdue has 20,084 registered voters. The dzongkhag’s voter turn out was …

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Punakha votes for PDP and DNT

Of the 16,949 registered voters in Punakha, 11,977 cast their votes

Lingmukha-Toedwang and Kabisa-Talo constituencies in Punakha went for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) yesterday. Of 6,934 registered voters in Lingmukha-Toedwang constituency, more than 5,120 people cast their votes. DNT secured 1,985 votes, followed by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) with 1,337 votes. In the Kabisa-Talo, PDP secured …

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Cranes soar in Mongar

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) swept Mongar yesterday by winning in all three constituencies on both electoral voting machine (EVM) and postal ballot votes. Of the 23,541 EVM and postal voters who voted in the three constituencies, DPT won the highest, 10,782 votes. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) came second with 6,192 …

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DPT victorious in Bumthang

Bumthang’s Chhoekhor-Tang constituency has been loyal to the cranes since 2008. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) managed to grab Chummig-Ura seat again yesterday. DPT secured landslide victory in Chhoekhor-Tang, the constituency of the party’s president, Pema Gyamtsho. The party secured 2,540 votes against 1,048 for People’s Democratic Party (PDP), 921 for …

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Samtse surprises

A polling officer frisks a woman at Namgaychholing PS yesterday

Samtse could have had turned the table as it is believed to be PDP stronghold. DNT and DPT struck a surprise blow to the party. Of the four constituencies, DNT won two – Tashichhoeling and Ugyentse-Yoeseltse. PDP and DPT clenched on one each. In Tashichhoeling, DNT secured 3,177 votes. Known …

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DNT and DPT cut through Lhuentse

Lhuentse was divided between Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). Gangzur-Minjey constituency voted for DNT with 1043 votes. DPT won in Maenbi-Tsenkhar constituency with 1037 votes. DPT secured 676 votes from Gangzur-Minjey constituency. DNT secured 685 votes from Maenbi-Tsenkhar. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got 744 votes …

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