As per the Constitution of Bhutan, under the article 17 section 1, the president of the winning party shall be conferred Dhargyen as the Prime Minister by the Druk Gyalpo. However, based on the ideology of the party- Wangtse Chirphel, the party president insisted selection through secret ballot.
Of the 32 votes cast, 31 voted ‘yes’. The PM-elect abstained from voting.
The MP elects have also unanimously handed over the authority to the Prime Minister-elect to nominate names for the ministerial candidates. The names will be submitted to the executive committee to be endorsed on July 21. The names will be submitted to His Majesty the King.