The country largest dzongkhag, Gasa re-elected its former councillor Sangay Khandu to represent them at the National Council for a second term.
Council-elect Sangay Khandu secured 603 votes of the total 1,352 that were cast.
From Khatoed gewog, which has the least number of eligible voters of Gasa’s four, Sangay Khandu secured 565 votes through electronic voting machine (EVM) and 38 votes in postal ballots.
The two other candidates in the race with him, Tenzin secured 407 votes [... Read More]
All about choice: Tshewang Lhamo and Pema Tenzin
Pema Tenzin, 33, from Chapcha won more than 66 percent of the votes cast to become the district’s councillor elect.
He secured a total of 6,995 votes almost double of the 3,680 votes secured by 32-year-old former councillor Tshewang Lhamo. Of the postal ballots Pema Tenzin got 426 and Tshewang Lhamo 251.
Around 50 percent of the 21,253 registered voters in the district turned up to vote.
“I have mixed feelings winning the election,” Pema Tenzin said adding [... Read More]
All smiles: Dhan Bahadur after the results were declared
About 50 percent of total eligible voters in the southern border district of Sarpang cast their ballot to elect Dhan Bahadur Monger, 33, a former employee of Bank of Bhutan, as their councillor.
The councillor-elect who lost in the 2008 council elections contested from Dekiling gewog, which has the highest number of voters at 3,424.
But he also won from Jigmecholling gewog, which nominated Sonam Doeker who stood second after the votes were added up. Dhan’s wife [... Read More]
Until votes from the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were counted, Trashiyangtse National Council candidate from Yalang gewog, Tashi Phuntsho, was a little uneasy.
Going by the postal ballots, which were counted first, Tashi Phuntsho had lost by 128 votes to the other candidate running for the same seat, Karma Gyeltshen from Jamkhar, who had secured 637 votes through postal ballots against the former’s 509.
When the votes from the machines did arrive, Tashi Phuntsho had 2,717 votes [... Read More]
Tashi Dorji: At ease at his father’s place in Bajo
People of Wangduephodrang chose Tashi Dorji, 31, from Rubesa as their council representative yesterday in an election that saw a voter turnout of around 58 percent.
The former tour operator secured 5,848 votes. Former councillor Sonam Yangchen got 3,540 votes and Chado Namgyal 723 votes.
A total of 10,111 votes were cast, including 900 postal ballots. Tashi Dorji got 422 postal ballots.
Sonam Yangchen got 384 votes and Chado Namgyal got 94 votes.
Wangdue has 17,673 eligible voters of [... Read More]
Educationist Rinzin Dorji, 49, securing 3,449 votes, 685 votes more than the other candidate to become Punakha’s councillor elect.
Actor and singer Namgay Dorji, 31, managed to secure 2,764 votes of which 494 votes were postal ballots. Rinzin Dorji secured 315 postal votes.
With 30 polling stations spread across 11 gewogs in Punakha, the highest voter turnout was at Toepaisa gewog with 625 voters and the lowest in Goenshari gewogs with 182 voters. There are 14,641 eligible [... Read More]
The central district of Zhemgang gave Pema Drakpa, 44, a decisive victory giving him 2,413 votes to become the district’s councillor elect in yesterday’s polls.
The former program director of the agriculture department’s national harvest centre was ahead of the next Yeshi Tshomo, who came in second by 1,194 votes. (Yeshi Tshomo secured 1,219, second position, Drakpa was ahead of Tshomo by 1,194 votes.)
Former councillor Pema Lhamo secured a total of 909 votes, the lowest vote [... Read More]
While it looked like it was anybody’s race Sangay Khandu proved it was otherwise securing 52 percent of the votes to become the Samtse’s councillor elect.
In yesterday’s council election the 37-year-old secured 9,144 votes of 19,010 cast at 69 polling stations. Also 54 percent of the total postal ballot went in his favour of the 1,392 received.
Samtse has 41,596 eligible voters of which 4,394 were registered postal ballot voters.
Sangay Khandu from Tendu gewog who decided [... Read More]
Jigme Rinzin watches returning officers compile the results from 52 polling station yesterday
Last evening before the returning officer finished compiling the poll day results former councillor Jigme Rinzin started receiving phone calls one after another from his voters.
Polling stations in Pemagatshel were not yet closed that time. Voters, after analysing among themselves, had already predicted his win and had called to congratulate him.
It was yet another decisive victory for Jigme Rinzin of Shumar gewog. He secured 3,717 votes through the electronic voting machine (EVM) and 1,467 postal [... Read More]
More than myself voters were confident about my victory
Jigme Rinzin, Pemagatshel
It’s a big endorsement of little contributions that I have made as a NC representative for the last five years
Tshering Dorji, Haa
I was serving people of Lhuntse for many years and a small expectation of winning stemmed from that
Tempa Dorji, Lhuntshe
People appreciated hard work and hard work never go un-rewarded
Sangay Khandu, Gasa
The 2013 election was a different one and the credit [... Read More]