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.
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.
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.
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.
This year’s best Loden entrepreneur was awarded to Nima Lotey of Nima Lotey Fibre Optics at the closing of the first-ever entrepreneurship festival, Druk Tshongrig Gatoen on October 27. He received a cash price of Nu 108,000, which he donated to a community charity cause.