English | Dzongkha Monday, April 23, 2018

NC election sees record voter turnout of 54.3 %

A total of 234,535 voters have voted in Bhutan’s third National Council election yesterday. That’s 54.3 per cent of the 432,030 total registered voters.  

ECB to buy 1,000 new electronic voting machines

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will purchase 1,000 new electronic voting machines this year, said the Chief Election Commissioner Chogyal Dago Rinzin at the official declaration of the National Council results this morning.

Punakha goes for Lhaki Dolma

With a total vote of 2,333, Lhaki Dolma, one of Bhutan’s leading female actors, has been elected as the new National Council member of Punakha.

5 of 12 NC incumbent members reelected

As Bhutan held its Third National Council election yesterday, only five of the 12 incumbent members who re-contested managed to win.

SJ’s Jigme Wangchuk wins for third time by big margin

The people of Samdrup Jongkhar have yet again chosen incumbent Jigme Wangchuk to represent them in the National Council. This is his third consecutive win and makes him the longest serving member in the House of Review.

Bhutanese electorates to go to polls for NC election tomorrow

Bhutan is all set to go to polls for the third National Council (NC) election tomorrow. Some 5600 officials are deployed at 866 polling stations across the country.

Over 42,000 postal voters vote at facilitation booths

A total of 42,518 voters have cast their votes at Postal Ballot Facilitation Booths set up for the 2018 National Council election.

High Court rejects case seeking injunction order to hold Thimphu NC election

The High Court has dismissed the case filed by Sonam Penjor against the Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) decision on document attestation of Tshokey Dorji, a National Council aspirant from Thimphu.

Gasa NC candidates use phones to reach Lunana voters as bad weather prevents face-to-face meeting

Adverse weather derailed several attempts to fly Gasa’s aspiring National Council candidates to Lunana for the Common Forums scheduled in Tshozhong and Lhedi villages.

Postal voters find postal ballot facilitation booths convenient

With opening of postal ballot facilitation booths across the country today, registered postal voters have started voting for the National Council (NC) elections.

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