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Trongsa opts for change, yet again

Tashi Samdrup secured 2,309 votes to win NC seat from Trongsa

Three rounds of council elections and Trongsa has never passed the seat to an incumbent. Incumbent Tharchen had the upper hand by the end of postal ballot count. He secured 622 postal ballots. Trailing behind was Tashi Samdrup with 614, and Gyem Dorji with 339. The lead was short-lived, however. …

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Former teacher is Trashiyangtse’s NC elect

Trashiyangtse’s six candidates pose for a group photo before the results were declared yesterday

A former teacher, Karma Gyeltshen, is the new National Council (NC) elect from Trashiyangtse, provisional results declared yesterday show. Karma Gyeltshen, 35, resigned from teaching in 2016 to contest as a Thrompon.  This year, he contested from Yangtse Throm. He secured a total of 1,952 votes with 577 postal votes …

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Former MP returns as Trashigang’s councillor

Lhatu won securing 4,284 votes

Postal ballots came to the rescue of Lumang candidate, Lhatu, who despite falling behind three candidates on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) votes, went on to secure a win in the third National Council elections in Trashigang yesterday.  The former Member of Parliament secured 4,284 votes, of which 2,351 were …

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Lhuentse elects Tempa Dorji again

The 50-year-old from Jarey gewog secured the highest votes both through the electronic voting machine and postal ballot.

Lhuentse re-elected incumbent Tempa Dorji for a second term. Securing 1,604 votes on the poll day and 965 through postal ballot, Tempa Dorji secured 2,569 votes in total. The 50-year-old from Jarey gewog secured the highest votes both through the electronic voting machine and postal ballot. Former Nation Council member, …

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From the silver screen to National Council

Namgay Wangchuk, 53, disabled after a stroke in 2016 is carried by his neighbour Changna, 45, after casting his vote in Punakha yesterday

Punakha elects a woman Actor Lhaki Dolma has touched the heart of the Punaps. The actor will now represent them in the National Council after they elected her with a huge margin among eight contestants. Lhaki Dolma secured 2,333 votes out of the 10,000 votes cast through postal ballots and …

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Former teacher wins in Samtse

Voters line up in Sangngachholing gewog centre

There were nine candidates in the race Tirtha Man Rai from Dumtoe gewog won a seat in the National Council from Samtse, the second largest dzongkhag after Trashigang, with a comfortable margin yesterday.  The 31-year-old garnered 6,243 votes, including 966 postal ballots.  Tirtha Man Rai worked as a teacher for …

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Ugyen Tshering wins from Paro

Voters said they went for capability and experience of the candidate

Paro saw 60.23 percent voter turnout  Before even the returning officer had finished compiling the poll day results yesterday evening, Paro’s NC-elect, Ugyen Tshering, 49, was convinced that he had won. He won 4,763 votes out of 10,973 to secure a landslide victory against five other NC candidates from Paro. …

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Former principal wins Chukha’s NC seat

Voters said they went for capability and experience of the candidate

Thirty-eight-year-old former school principal, Sangay Dorji, won Chukha’s National Council (NC) seat by considerable margin. He secured 5,079 votes from total turnout of 15,066 voters. About 33 percent of the total voters in Chukha opted to the former educationist as their representative in the house of review. Sangay Dorji from …

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Zhemgang chooses an incumbent NC member

Voters wait to vote at Zhemgang CS polling station

Securing 2,639 votes, the incumbent national council member Pema Dakpa was re-elected as Zhemgang’s candidate yesterday. He secured 2,639 votes to beat Dorji Cheten, who secured 2,182 votes, Rinchen, who won 1,217 votes, Sonam Leki, who won 1,894 votes and Sangay Dorji’s 870 votes. The 49-year-old from Khomshar village in …

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Dhan Kumar Sunwar is Tsirang’s NC elect

Of the total 23,379 registered voters in Tsirang, 12,859 turned up to cast vote

Dhan Kumar Sunwar, 31, is the National Council elect from Tsirang going by the provisional results. He secured 2,770 votes, of which 2,320 were secured through Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).   He secured the second highest votes through postal ballots after Kencho Wangmo who secured 519 postal votes. The provisional …

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S/jongkhar re-elects Jigme Wangchuk for a third term

Voters at Pemathang

Samdrupjongkhar re-elected their incumbent member Jigme Wangchuk yesterday, making him the only National Council candidate to serve for a third consecutive term. It was a landslide win for Jigme Wangchuk from Lauri gewog who won 4,101 votes against other contestants. Among the five other contestants, Kelzang Phuntsho came second with …

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A former journalist wins from Dagana

Dagana had a total of 24,200 eligible voters

Securing 2,636 votes, the former journalist with Bhutan Broadcasting Service, Surjaman Thapa, is Dagana’s National Council elect. A 33-year-old won because of the overwhelming support he received through postal ballots. He secured 842 postal ballots.  Birendra Chimoria from Tsendagang gewog secured the highest number of votes from the electronic voting …

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