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Budget session to start from 15th June

The Speaker Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo said that the the last Parliament session of this Parliament would start from 15th June 2018 and end by around the first week of July 2018. The main focus of this short session will be to pass a budget that can fund the current expenditure …

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What Sonam Pelzom’s competitors have to say about her win

Mongar chose Sonam Pelzom from Dramangling village in Tsamang gewog as their National Council member in the Third Parliamentary Election, National Council. While some believe that Sonam Pelzom won because she was the only woman candidate among 12 male candidates, still there are others who say she won because she …

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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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