English | Dzongkha Tuesday, March 20, 2018

15 more aspiring candidates for National Council elections

Yeshi Gyaltshen, Thimphu
Jan 12, 2018

Fifteen more aspiring candidates have registered names with the Election Commission to contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections since December last year.

With fifteen included, the total number of candidates has reached 165. The National Council election is expected to take place this March, while the election process could start from next month. National Council is apolitical body and has both legislative and review functions, and is also referred to as the ‘House of Review.’

As for National Assembly elections, it is likely to be held in October this year. National Assembly is a house consisting of elected political parties-one the ruling and other, the opposition. It has legislative, oversight, and representational mandates.


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