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Posted on Monday, August 5 2013 0 Comment

The Speaker of the National Assembly, who formally joined the office from today, is going through the resignation letter of the former Prime Minister and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) President Jigmi Y Thinley. The President had submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday.

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Posted on Monday, August 5 2013 0 Comment

The first sitting of the National Assembly of the 2nd Parliament was held today. The members also took oath or affirmation of the office. The Secretary General of the Assembly, Kinzang Wangdi, read out His Majesty’s Kasho to commence the first sitting of the Assembly.

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Posted on Friday, August 2 2013 0 Comment

The Monggar MP-elect Jigme Zangpo has been elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly this morning. He was elected through secret ballot during the 1st sitting of the National Assembly of the 2nd Parliament of Bhutan. He secured 42 ‘Yes’ votes out of the 46 votes cast. One member abstained from the voting.

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Posted on Monday, July 29 2013 0 Comment

The new Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, formally assumed office this morning at the Gyalyong Tshokhang. Soon after assuming office, Indian Ambassador to Bhutan V.P. Haran met the Prime Minister.

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Posted on Sunday, July 28 2013 0 Comment

His Majesty the King conferred Dakyen to the Prime Minister and Ministers yesterday in the throne room at Tashichhodzong. This formally marks the beginning of a new government in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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Posted on Friday, July 26 2013 0 Comment

The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Dzongkhag Coordinator from Zhemgang is in the capital to meet the Prime Minister-elect to find an explanation as to why their MP-elect Lekey Dorji isn’t among the ministers chosen.

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Posted on Thursday, July 25 2013 0 Comment

The Prime Minister-elect, after a unanimous decision from the executive committee, will not take up the additional Ministry.

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Posted on Thursday, July 25 2013 0 Comment

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has finally come up with a list of the Ministers, Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. Going by the list, the Prime Minister hasn’t taken up a ministry as promised in their Manifesto.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 24 2013 0 Comment

The Interim Government will complete its mandated period of 90 days tomorrow.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 24 2013 0 Comment

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho will be heading the Opposition. Druk Pheunsum Tshogpa, in today’s meeting, decided that Dr. Pema Gyamtsho will be the Opposition Leader instead of DPT’s President, Jigmi Y.Thinley.

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