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Thromde election candidates given more time


Dec 28, 2010

The Election Commission has postponed the last date for filing of nomination of candidates for Thrompon and Thromde Tshogpas to January 7, 2011. Previously it was December 27, 2010. The election campaign will now begin on January 8, 2011.

The Election Commission has also done away with the one year civil registration requirement in the concerned constituency. This means a voter who is registered in a constituency as of the date of filing the nomination papers shall be considered eligible to vote in that constituency. He or she is also eligible to be nominated as a candidate for the first ever local government elections. This is but a onetime arrangement.

In Gelephu Thromde, two candidates have registered for the post of Thrompon and nine candidates for Thromde Tshogpa. There are six constituencies in Gelephu. In Phuentsholing, there are six constituencies. Three candidates have registered for the post of Thrompon and 12 for the post of Thromde Tshogpa.

In Samdrupjongkhar, which has six constituencies, two candidates have registered for the post of Thrompon and seven for the post of Thromde Tshogpa. There are seven constituencies in Thimphu. Here, three candidates have registered for the post of Thrompon and six for the post of Thromde Tshogpa.

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