DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

DNT looks to sweep the South

As the Primary Round of Election showed, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) did well in all the six constituencies in the three southern dzongkhags of Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang. In these three dzongkhags, DNT secured 24,810 total votes from the six constituencies followed by 17,289 votes secured by People’s Democratic Party …

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Thimphu’s trust in DNT and PDP

In South Thimphu DNT president Lotey Tshering secured the highest number of support with a total of 2,816 votes (PB505+EVM 2311), DPT’s Kinley Tshering with 1173 (PB 207+ EVM 966), PDP secured 1133 votes (PB 216 + EVM 917) and BKP secured 470 votes (PB 114+ EVM 356). “The kind …

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DNT, DPT and PDP win in Samtse

Samtse has four constituencies with the total number registered voters at 47,360. Only 28,568 turned up to vote in the primary round. This makes the voter turnout of 60.3 percent combining both Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Postal Ballots (PB). Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) took two of the four constituencies …

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Mongar’s DPT winners confident for the general round

The Primary Round of National Assembly Election 2018 in Mongar was dominated by the former Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), winning in all the three constituencies. DPT’s Ugyen Wangdi secured 4,694 votes from Dremedtse Ngatshang constituency, of which 2,977 were from Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and 1,717 from Postal …

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Lone eastern win for DNT

Gangzur-Minjey constituency in Lhuntse saw a total of 5,447 voter turnout of the total 8,395 voters registered for the primary round. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, Kinga Penjor, won after securing the highest votes at 2,134 votes (1,091 PB + 1,043 EVM), followed by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate, Tshering …

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Facilitation booth voting opens for 97,873 voters

With about 97,873 Bhutanese electorates registered as postal voters through facilitation booths, the voting for the primary round election through the service has started yesterday and will be operational till Sunday, 9th September 2018. A voter, Leki Wangmo in her early twenties from Zhemgang said that it is her first …

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No accountability fixed in JDWNRH babies case

A bacterial infection outbreak at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) which caused the death of 11 newborns is being looked into by the hospital. The hospital acknowledged the cause of infection to be hospital acquired infection and said it is now taking …

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