English | Dzongkha Sunday, January 21, 2018

BKP & DPT unveil few more candidates to contest for this year’s election

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) have revealed several new candidates over the past few weeks.

BKP, DPT reveal more candidates

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) revealed more candidates in the past few weeks.

First ever All Party Conference held in Thimphu

In a move towards creating a vibrant and harmonious democratic society, the first ever All Party Conference was held yesterday.

Strengthening voice, visibility of women leaders

Poor women representation in decision making sphere still remains a reality in Bhutan. Lack of trust in women leadership continues to be one of the reasons why only few women make it to the positions of importance. 

NSB to carry out labour force survey, not labour ministry

From this year on, the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) will carry out the Labour Force Survey instead of labour ministry. The parliament approved this as recommended by its Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

Record number of candidates register for NC elections

The latest figures from the Election Commission shows a record number of NC aspirants have registered for the upcoming election. From 142 in October, the number of aspiring National Council candidates has not hit a staggering 150.

Political parties reveal more candidates

Three political parties- Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Druk Phuensum Tshogp (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – revealed more candidates this month. 

PDP re-elects Dasho Tshering Tobgay as President

Dasho Tshering Tobgay will continue to serve as the Party President of People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was re-elected during the party’s convention in Thimphu yesterday.

DNT respects High Court’s decision, urges Opposition to take forward the case

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) says although they respect the High Court’s decision, they are not happy for not being able to fight the case on behalf of the public. The High Court dismissed the party’s petition for a writ against the government, on November 9.

Parties announce candidates as 2018 elections draw closer

With the elections fast approaching, political parties are gearing up for it. Some of them have started announcing their candidates, while others are preparing to do so.

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