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OL, the new DPT president

Dec 4, 2013

OL-the new DPT presidentThe Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho was elected as the new Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s Party President, yesterday. He was elected as the new party president after the former Prime Minister and Party president, Jigmi Y.Thinley resigned officially.

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho secured 50 yes votes out of 51 votes cast.

The new party president said his new role comes along with a bigger responsibility. “Opposition is not just for the sake of opposition. We have a very important role and have to be cautious. One wrong policy or law can ruin the whole country.”

The outgoing president, Jigmi Y. Thinley, it is not ideal for one person to head the party for life-long. He said it will be good for the Party to have a President who is a serving member of the parliament.


…I have served the country in the best of my abilities. I have exhausted all my abilities. What we now need is new ideas and people with new talents.”

Jigmi Y.Thinley,
Former Prime Minister


“…We had enough of old decision makers with old ideas. If democracy in Bhutan is to grow and change for better, the party leaders will have to be changed,” said Jigmi Y.Thinley. He also said, even though he is resigning, his allegiance to the party will always remain the same.

Meanwhile, the executive members of the party also elected three new vice presidents. The National Assembly Representative of Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi, was elected as the vice president for Party Affairs.  The Dramedtse-Ngatshang MP, Ugyen Wangdi, will be looking after the Parliamentary Affairs. The North Thimphu MP, Kinga Tshering, was elected as the vice president for Economic Development Affairs.



8 Comments for “OL, the new DPT president”

  1. Gyalsong

    Why didn’t JYT resign before the elections, it’s a million $ question?

  2. Thridung Nima

    wer eve u r, u wil neve b out of bhutan’s heart

  3. Thridung Nima

    y didnt jyt resign b4 election?….who dares to ask this damn quetion? he has done lot 4 the country n ther’s perfectly no good reason to blame him. this generation will not see PM like JYT in Bhutan.

  4. dorji

    The best PM ever. We will miss your governance.

  5. samdrup

    Thridung Nima u r right that “he has done lot 4 the country” loosing everything to king, people & country & making himself & his relatives peace & prosperity. May b u r his relatives.

  6. upel

    m also wonder y didn’t he resign before!!!!!! when u win u r the president and wen u loss u resign…is it sign of weakness! anwys i like Dr.Pema Gyamtsho..congress (y)

  7. KD

    Thankyou Sir JYt for taking care of us and supporting us directly or indirectly. Guys this ain’t time for us to fight against eachother, this is the time for us to co-operate with eachother and fight against the wrong doers above us……..?????…

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