English | Dzongkha Saturday, February 23, 2019

Documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey

A documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey, ‘Bhutan’s Democracy: A Decade On’ was launched in Thimphu yesterday. The 39 minutes documentary is produced by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD).

ECB spends over Nu 54 M in 2018 National Assembly Elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent more than Nu 54 M for the National Assembly Elections 2018 on campaign fund and sponsored activities. This is as per the State Finance and Election Returns report on the Election Campaign that was released today.

His Majesty confers Dakyen to PM, appoints ministers and grants Orange Kabney to Speaker, OL

His Majesty The King conferred Dakyen to Dr Lotay Tshering, officially making him the new Prime Minister of Bhutan’s third democratically elected government at the Tashichhodzong today.

BKP rejects president’s resignation

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) says Dasho Neten Zangmo’s resignation has not been accepted. The party revealed this through a post on its Facebook page earlier today. The BKP’s Vice President Sonam Tobgay later confirmed it in an interview with BBS.

Meet the cabinet minister-elects of third democratically elected government

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering officially announced the names of the 10 cabinet minister-elects at a press conference in the capital this afternoon.

Nyishong_Saephu MP Wangchuk Namgyel elected as the Speaker of NA

The Nyishong_Saephu Member of the Parliament, Wangchuk Namgyel, has been elected as the speaker of the National Assembly. He was elected through secret ballot during the 1st sitting of the National Assembly (NA) of the third parliament.

The women MPs in National Assembly

There are now seven women Members of Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly of Bhutan, up from four each in 2008 and 2013. Thanks to the recent general election that saw the country elect seven out of 10 women candidates.

DNT nominates Wangchuk Namgyel and Tshencho Wangdi for Speaker and Deputy Speaker posts

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has confirmed Wangchuk Namgyel, the Nyishog_Saephu MP-elect, as its Speaker nominee and Tshencho Wangdi, the MP-elect of Kabji_Talog constituency in Punakha, as the Deputy Speaker nominee.

Dr Lotay Tshering appointed as Prime Minister

His Majesty the King issued a Kasho to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa President, Dr Lotay Tshering, appointing him as the Prime Minister of Bhutan yesterday.

DPT files nomination for speaker and deputy speaker

For the first time in the history of Bhutanese democracy, two candidates from the Opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa will contest for the post of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

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