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Sonam Pelzom beats 12 men in Mongar

Sonam Pelzom, 32, from Tsamang, the only woman candidate from Mongar won against 12 male candidates including an incumbent and a former NC member. Sonam Pelzom secured a total of 2406 votes, 1394 votes by Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and 1012 by postal ballot. Sonam Wangchuk, an incumbent got 2129 …

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Wangdue re-confides their trust in incumbent Tashi Dorji

Wangdue Phodrang re-elected Tashi Dorji for another five-year term amongst four other competent candidates. Tashi Dorji won by a huge margin after securing a total of 4,995 votes of which 3,818 votes were cast through EVM and 1,177 through the means of Postal Ballot. “I firstly decided to re-contest in …

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An interesting mix in Zhemgang

Pema Dakpa Pema Dakpa, 49, the incumbent NC holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Food Technology from Belgium and Bachelor’s Degree in science and Agricultural Engineering from Philippines. He worked for 14 years in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and managed the National Post Harvest Centre as Program …

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