Category archives for: Politics

Government’s initiative to promote electric car will widen rich-poor gap: DNT

DNT

One of the political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), says they are deeply concerned about the government’s initiative to promote electric car business in the country.

DNT asks the government to reconsider salary hike

DNT

One of the political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), says politicians have placed their self-interest first rather than the national interest. The party had called a press conference in Thimphu, yesterday.

Out of race but still running

Newshour- OutofRacebutStillRunning.

Does the end of elections mean the end of political parties that could not win? Are the political parties only focussed on winning and disappear from the scene once they fail to win?

PDP clears financial liabilities

PDP-annual party convention

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared all the financial liabilities beginning from 2007 till date, the party’s General Secretary, Sonam Jatsho, told those gathered for the annual party convention in Thimphu, today.

ECB spends Nu. 49 MN less in 2013 elections

Elections2013-Expenditures

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent over Nu.426 MN for the 2013 parliamentary elections. The expenses also included the bye-election for the Nanong-Shumar constituency. The figures were released this morning.

Quota; To pull women in politics?

Quota-Women-in-Politics

Is quota an option to encourage more women to join politics? A few panellists of the national consultation conference on women in politics said the term ‘quota’ has a negative connotation and stigma attached to it. There were others who said women need a push to take up leadership roles and if its ‘quota’, so be it.

A Danish lesson

Women and Politics-

As the two-day national consultation workshop on women in politics in underway in Thimphu, a Danish MP and also a former woman minister, suggests that quota for women should only be an interim measure and not a long-term solution.

Discussions on poor women representation in politics begins

Discussions on poor women representation in politics begins

The debate and discussion on poor women representation in politics continues. Drafting a legislation designed to enhance women representation is one of commitments of the current government.

Elections for vacant LG posts held

LG-Bye-Election

Elections and bye-elections to elect Tshogpas for 12 vacant Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs were held yesterday. The 12 vacant Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs were in Bumthang, Chhukha, Pema Gatshel, Punakha, Samtse, Trashi Yangtse and Haa.

Voluntary resignation of MPs would mean reimbursement

NA-Voluntary resignation of MPs would mean reimbursement

The National Assembly today endorsed the National Assembly Amendment Bill 2014. The Bill was passed after the members deliberated extensively for two days. One of the major amendments is an elected member will now have to reimburse the campaign fund for the general elections if they submit voluntary resignation before assuming office. However they don’t have to refund in case of physical disability and mental incapacity.

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