English | Dzongkha Saturday, April 29, 2017

Not even half voted for election of LG vacant demkhongs

Almost 5,000 electorates went to polls for the election of remaining 60 vacant seats of the Local Government, yesterday.

SJ receives no postal ballots for upcoming LG election

The Election Office in Samdrup Jongkhar has not received a single postal ballot for the upcoming local government election to fill the vacant Demkhongs. Yesterday was the last date for receiving postal ballots.

ECB advises people to refrain from activities involving public gathering

The third parliamentary election for National Council is likely to take place between February and May and the National Assembly between August and October, next year.

New Gup elected for Dangchhu Gewog

Pemba, 34, is the new Gup-elect of Dangchhu gewog in Wangdue Phodrang.

Druk Gaki Tshogpa, a new party in the offing

A new political party is in the making. Druk Gaki Tshogpa is likely to enter the political scene in the 2018 parliamentary elections.

Children’s Parliament passes 17 resolutions

The second session of Bhutan Children’s Parliament passed 17 resolutions after a three-day deliberation. The resolutions range from youth-related issues to reforms in the national education system, among others.

PDP’s Tshering garners the highest votes

People’s Democratic Party’s Tshering, 33, garnered the highest votes with 2,032 in the bye-election for North Thimphu Constituency held today. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Kessang Wangmo, 26, got 660 votes.

PDP and DPT vie for North Thimphu

Both the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Opposition, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), consider the North Thimphu by-elections crucial. Representatives from the two parties said they have been working consistently in their effort to win the North-Thimphu seat.

Kessang Wangmo, DPT’s North Thimphu candidate

Kessang Wangmo, 26, from Kawang in Thimphu is Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) new North Thimphu candidate. Kessang has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Environmental Studies from Royal Thimphu College.

More women local leaders elected in Samdrup Jongkhar

The number of women local leaders in Samdrup Jongkhar has increased with six elected during the recent local government elections. Most of them have been elected for the post of Tshogpa.

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