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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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“There is no winner or loser” 

The Prime Minister elect Lotay Tshering

Winning 53.95 percent of the votes cast in the general elections yesterday in 30 constituencies, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) is set to form the third elected government. DNT president and prime minister elect, Lotay Tshering said his party while winning all constituencies in western, central and southern dzongkhags, had received …

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We will form an even stronger Opposition: DPT

DPT president Pema Gyamtsho

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will form an even stronger Opposition in the third Parliament, the party president Pema Gyamtsho said. Having formed the first democratically elected government in 2008, DPT will form the Opposition for the second time winning 17 of the 47 seats, which is an increase of …

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It’s cranes in Bumthang

Voters queue in Tang central school polling station

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) swept both the constituencies in Bumthang. In Chhoekhor-Tang, the DPT president Pema Gyamtsho was a shoo-in to win the election against his nephew, Dawa, the candidate of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). While Dawa was asking Bumthang for change, Pema Gyamtsho was seen as the prime ministerial …

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