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Bhutan This Week (April 30 – May 6, 2021)

Bhutan This Week (April 30 – May 6, 2021)

Understanding online and phone scams

Understanding online and phone scams

25 years of His Holiness Je Khenpo’s Enthronement

25 years of His Holiness Je Khenpo’s Enthronement

Bhutan This Week (April 23 – 29, 2021)

Bhutan This Week (April 23 – 29, 2021)

Thromde Elections; voters on developmental issues

The third Thromde election for Thimphu, Phuentshogling and Gelegphu is just around the corner. Expectations of the residents within the three Thromdes are set high for better and improved services and overall development. The candidates standing for the post of the Thrompon and the Thromde Thuemis have their pledges and promises as they go campaigning with their eyes set for the coveted seats.

Thromde Elections; why just one woman?

With just one woman contesting for the post of Thrompon in the upcoming thromde election, it raises the question of why just one woman? Though the number of women contesting elections is increasing in recent years, it is minimal even when the majority of the country’s population is women.

Thromde Elections; are the residents adequately represented?

The third Thromde Elections will be over soon. New members of the Thromde Tshogde will assume office. But one question, in fact, the same question that has been asked in the past thromde elections, will be on the minds of many once again. Were the residents adequately represented this time?

Thromde Elections; should Thromde have autonomy?

The 21st-century economic roadmap has proposed for the financial and administrative autonomy of Thromde. As per the draft, it is to delineate authority between the Thromde and the central agencies which as of now lacks clarity. And as per local experts, this is likely to prevent initiatives and developmental activities.

Thromde Elections; are all the districts ready to establish Thromde Tshogde?

A year after the parliament endorsed the establishment of 16 dzongkhag thromdes, the Supreme Court issued a writ to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to defer thromde elections in these dzongkhags. The writ was issued in August 2016 when these dzongkhags were preparing for the thromde elections. But for the remaining four thromdes of Gelegphu, Phuentshogling, Samdrup Jongkhar and Thimphu, the election was conducted as scheduled.      

Prime Minister shares with the nation the Royal command the government received.

Prime Minister shares with the nation the Royal command the government received.

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