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Tashi Samdrup wins the final race from Trongsa

Tashi Samdrup, 42, from Nubi gewog in Trongsa, won the NC race against his two opponents. He has secured 2,309 votes (EVM- 1,695 and Postal Ballot- 614), while his opponents, Tharchen, an incumbent, secured 2,005 votes, and Gyem Dorji secured 1,344 votes. He said the win in the election has …

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Former Journalist wins the NC race from Dagana

33 year old Surjaman Thapa won the NC election from Dagana with 2,636 total votes. Of the total 2,636 votes, 1,794 votes was secured through EVM and 842 votes through postal ballot. He said that the people of Dagana had full confidence upon him which is the reason for his …

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Third time is a charm for Ugyen Tshering in Paro

In his third bid at the National Council race, Ugyen Tshering finally gets the voters to pay attention. He secured 4,763 votes, with 4,117 EVM votes and 646 votes through the Postal Ballot, from Paro. He said, “I have tried for the third time, and finally ended with good result, …

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Five new faces contest Pemagatshel NC race

Choining Dorji Choining Dorji, 47, holds a B.A, LL.B (Hons) from National Law School of India University, LL.M from California Western School of Law. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in national law from RIM, Semtokha and postgraduate certificate in corruption studies from University of Hong Kong. He has worked …

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The seven aspiring candidates from Trashigang

Sonam Tobgay R Sonam Tobgay R, 39, holds a Masters in Commerce from Osnamia University, Hyderabad and has 12 years of work experience in teaching. Sonam said, “I feel that my age is the right age to shoulder any responsibility, it is neither too old nor too young. I have …

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Lone thromde challenger to incumbent in Bumthang NC race

Kencho Tshering, 36 from Chamkhar Thromde has 10 years of work experiences as a Gewog Administrative Officer at Department of Local Government (MoHCA). He did an advanced (post graduate) diploma in Ecotourism Management as well. “I have encountered many problems with law and policies affecting the communities. If elected I …

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