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.
Posted on Aug 27 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 28 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jul 4 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Jun 27 2014 | Read More »
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?
Posted on May 21 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 26 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 18 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 4 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 2 2014 | Read More »
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.
Posted on Apr 1 2014 | Read More »