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Bhutan Democracy Dialogue established

Bhutan Democracy Dialogue established

The five Registered political Parties of Bhutan established the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) with the signing of Charter for Bhutan Democracy Dialogue with the Election Commission of Bhutan, today.

Allow voters to vote from their place of residence: DNT


Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) says there is a need to introduce unrestricted absentee in person voting, instead of postal ballot. The party, during a press conference yesterday, said the system would allow the voters to vote from their place of residence.

Allow civil servants to contest elections without resigning: BKP


One of the political parties outside the parliament, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, says civil servants should be allowed to take leave to contest in apolitical offices like National Council and Local Government elections.

70% of Bhutanese women not interested to contest elections


More than 70 percent of women in the country expressed no-interest in appearing as candidates for future political elections, finds out a survey conducted by the Election Commission of Bhutan.

Party workers and door-to-door campaigns hinder free and fair elections?


Party coordinators and door-to-door campaigns during elections divide communities and hinder in conducting free and fair elections. The local leaders of Punakha raised the concern during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu. But how genuine are these reasons? Does it really have impact during the election? BBS sought the views of the people from across the country and also some of the politicians.

State funding for democratic development

State funding for democratic development.

The politicians of the five political parties, who recently visited Denmark, said providing state funding to political parties is pivotal in strengthening democratic development in the country.

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


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.



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