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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.

ECB spends Nu. 49 MN less in 2013 elections


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?


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.



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