English | Dzongkha Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DNT elects Dr. Lotay Tshering as President and Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen as Vice President

With an overwhelming 1,126 Yes votes, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has elected Dr. Lotay Tshering, its South Thimphu candidate, as the party President at its General Assembly held yesterday.

Political parties come together to share thoughts on state of democracy

As Bhutan completes 10 years of democratic constitutional monarchy, political parties came together to share their thoughts on the state of Bhutanese democracy.

BKP, DPT & PDP declare more candidates

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have announced more candidates from various constituencies.

Wangdue’s Tashi Dorji elected as Chairperson and SJ’s Jigme Wangchuk as Deputy Chairperson

The National Council elect member of Wangdue Phodrang Tashi Dorji has just been elected as the new Chairperson of the National Council. Third time NC elect member of Samdrup Jongkhar, Jigme Wangchuk, is the new Deputy Chairperson.

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.

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