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Why PDP lost, DNT won and DPT held on

On paper, PDP was the strongest party in the 2018 elections, based on its performance. This was acknowledged by most election observers and was also the wisdom on the political street. This was why a lot of high profile candidates rushed to join PDP, while some other parties had to …

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Dasho Sonam Kinga stands by Fb post in ECB hearing

Dasho rebuts the complaint made by DPT against him The dispute settlement body of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) held a nearly three-hour hearing on DPT’s complaint against a facebook post by the former National Council Thrizin Dasho Dr. Sonam Kinga. The hearing on 7th September was attended by …

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How the private sector vote could decide 2018

The conventional political wisdom in the 2008 and 2013 national assembly elections was that as long as political parties had the support of the supposedly ‘influential’ civil servants and the mass farmers in rural areas, any election could be won. This is in part why the manifestos of all four …

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DNT bridging the gap through 13 key areas

According to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), its manifesto was built by the voice of the people and every decision in creating it was taken from the people that the grassroots.  The manifesto has 13 key areas, of which health is the first priority. The party manifesto was officially launched …

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