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DPT’s declining vote share in the East

The strong performance of the DPT in the eastern Dzongkhags in 2008 and especially so in the 2013 and 2018 general elections has lead to the popular presumption that the east is a DPT stronghold for a long time to come. This apparent lack of anti-incumbency in the east has …

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Understanding the swing voters of the South

As the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) gears up to take its position as the ruling government, it is interesting to take note of the significant factors that leads to the formation of the government every five years. Regionally, the southern votes play a major role in deciding the ruling government …

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Why DNT won and DPT lost

James Carville, the campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 US Presidential campaign, had come up with three slogans for the Democratic party. The most popular was ‘The economy, stupid,’ followed by “Change versus more of the same” and “Don’t forget health care.” In a remarkable coincidence, the Druk Nyamrup …

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DNT President secure in his new Thimphu base

In South Thimphu DNT president Lotay Tshering secured the highest number of votes at 2,816 votes while DPT’s Kinley Wangchuk stood second with 1,173 votes -a major difference of 1,643 votes. The combination of PDP and BKP voters leads to 1,603 votes. The President is set for an easy win …

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DPT President strong in his Bumthang base

The Party President of DPT, Pema Gyamtsho secured a total of 2,540 votes as compared to 921 votes by DNT’s candidate, Dawa Tangpa. The PDP and BKP combination comes to a total of 1,285 votes. Even if the combined voters of PDP and BKP decide to vote for DNT, they …

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