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Differing LG results frustrate candidates and voters

Election officials said that results announced on ECB website is final

LG: Voters were gathered in Pelrithang, Gelephu yesterday to discuss what was going on with the election results. The differing results announced through Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) and on Election Commission of Bhutan’s website left voters and candidates confused and frustrated.

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11 gups elected in Punakha

Candidates anxiously wait for the results

LG: It’s September 27, 10pm. Dzomie gewog centre in Punakha is crammed with local government (LG) election contestants from four gewogs. The candidates await their results. A candidate peeps through the curtain into the adjacent room where the  returning officer (RO) is carrying out the final crosschecking. “So I lost ...

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Gasa chooses new leaders

Candidates from Khamae and Khatoe gewogs share a light moment while waiting for opening of postal ballots at the counting centre in Gasa on Tuesday

LG: Three former gups have lost to new ones in the second local government elections in Gasa. All three gups had more than 12 years of experience in local governance.

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Thimphu elects four new and four former gups

LG: In Thimphu, four gewogs have elected new gups. The former gup of Lingzhi, Wangdi, is the gup-elect with 95 votes. Securing 48 votes, Kencho Dorjee, is the gup-elect of Soe gewog. Gups-elect Karma Gyeltshen in Ge-nyen and Gado in Darkarla secured 249 and 184 votes respectively.

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Paro goes for change

LG: Around 10,041 people voted through electronic voting machine (EVM) in Paro on September 27. Postal ballot constituted 829.

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Haa goes for a change


The two women gup aspirants failed to secure majority votes

Haa: Some former gups in Haa were not nominated from the chiwog zomdu. Those who did, their destiny ended on the poll day yesterday. Haa went for a change.

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Former thrompon is thrompon-elect

Samdrupjongkhar: Not many were surprised when it was declared that former thrompon, Karma Sherab Thobgyal, is the Samdrupjongkhar thromde tshogde thrompon-elect.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu