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Cabinet dissolved as PDP government ends its term

Phub Gyem, Thimphu
Aug 10, 2018

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government’s tenure formally concluded yesterday with the dissolution of the cabinet.

The outgoing Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay signed a government order, relinquishing the office of the prime minister.

Later in the evening, at a press conference, Dasho Tshering Tobgay said the PDP government has served His Majesty The King with utmost loyalty and dedication.

“It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve His Majesty The King for five years and we did so with utmost loyalty and dedication,” he said.

“Not everything that we did may have pleased His Majesty but we have always worked keeping in mind His Majesty’s vision. What we have done in this respect is exemplary and something the future governments could emulate.”

He added as PDP government leaves office, it is also leaving behind a strong, stable economy.

“Everyone knows what it was like in 2013. But today, our economy is strong and stable. We leave behind, for the next government, an economy that only needs to be strengthened further.”

Dasho Tshering Tobgay said great strides have also been made in enhancing foreign relationships.

“We have further strengthened the existing strong bilateral relationship with India. Besides India, we also have a good relation with China and other neighbouring countries, such as Nepal and Bangladesh.  The relationship with Thailand has been further strengthened. So has our relationship with development partners, such as Japan and the European Union.”

He also admitted there are certain pledges the PDP led government has failed to achieve with solving youth unemployment being one of them.

He, however, added the PDP government had carried out projects that were not part of their pledges.

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