Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Tashi Phuntsho is Yangtse’s pick

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]

Wangdue goes with Tashi Dorji

wangdueTashi 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]

Punakha chooses an educationist

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]

Pema Drakpa is Zhemgang’s councillor elect

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]

Samtse elects Sangay Khandu

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 is re-elected

pemagatshelJigme 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]

What NC elects are saying

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]

Kaka wins anybody’s race in Paro

It was anyone’s race and former civil servant and businessman Kaka Tshering, 48, was elected by Paro as its national council representative, yesterday.

Kaka Tshering, who resigned from the civil service to contest as a PDP candidate in 2008 but was defeated, won this time by securing 2,422 votes, 347 more votes than the next candidate.

However, results showed that Parops were not necessarily determining their votes based on age.

The next candidate to have secured most votes [... Read More]

Change of guard in Lhuentse

lhuentseTempa Dorji

People of Lhuentse chose a new candidate to stand in for their former representative to the National Council yesterday.

Lhuentse voters elected Tempa Dorji, 45, from Jarey gewog as their new councillor giving him 3,193 votes, which is the sum of 2,612 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) votes and 581 postal ballots.

Former councillor Rinzin Rinzin, 43, from Khoma gewog secured 2,122 votes of which 1,591 were from the EVM and 531 through postal ballots.

The dzongkhag saw 5,315 [... Read More]

It’s Sonam Dorji again

Dagana re-elected its former councillor Sonam Dorji as their councillor, the only candidate in the district, by giving him an overwhelming ‘yes” vote.

The lone contestant secured 7,015 ‘yes’ against 1,715 ‘no’ of the 8,730 votes through the electronic voting machine (EVM).

He also secured 1,033 postal ballots of the 1,201 received.

“I’m very much grateful to the people of Daga lunsum(three regions of Dagana) for their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to serve for [... Read More]