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DNT’s pledge to farmers

According to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Manifesto, in 2016, agriculture contributed only 16.52 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and over 58 percent of the population depended on agriculture for livelihood, according to Labor Force Survey of Bhutan, 2015. Given the nature of Bhutan’s topography characterized by …

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Four seats in Samtse swept by DNT

Like the other southern dzongkhags, Samtse also voted for change in 2018 as Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won all the four seats in Samtse. Ugyentse-Yoeseltse constituency went to DNT’s Dinesh Kumar Pradhan as he got 5,353 total votes of which 1,343 were postal votes. Combining 543 postal votes and 1,511 …

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Chukha, Haa and Trongsa go for DNT

DNT won from all the six constituencies from in Chukha, Haa and Trongsa. Of the six winning DNT candidates, two are women who won against their male opponents. Chukha showed a huge vote margin between the opposing candidates. Chukha From Bongo-Chapcha constituency, DNT candidate, Tshewang Lham, secured the highest votes …

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DNT makes a clean sweep in Tsirang, Dagana and Sarpang

During the primary round, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) had won all the six constituencies in Dagana, Tsirang and Sarpang. DNT scored a total of 38,811 votes including both Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Postal Ballot (PB) while DPT scored 19,732 total votes. In addition, DNT secured higher votes both in …

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DPT wins Zhemgang & Samdrup Jongkhar

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) won all the constituencies in Zhemgang and Samdrup Jongkhar in the General Round of National Assembly Election 2018. Zhemgang DPT won both constituencies, Panbang and Bardo Trong, in Zhemgang as in the primary round. DPT’s candidate from Panbang, Dorji Wangdi, secured a total of 2,984 votes …

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DNT’s sweeps Wangdue and Punakha

Wangdue Phodrang Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s candidate, Kinley Wangchuk, won after securing a total of 4,001 votes (1,420 PB + 2,581 EVM) from Athang-Thedtsho constituency. DPT’s Nim Gyeltshen in the same constituency secured a total of 3,134 votes (694 PB +2,440 EVM) losing by a difference of 867 votes. Kinley Wangchuk …

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DNT and DPT candidates hopeful in Haa

PDP may have won Haa due to its President being from there but it lost the national race in the primary round making it a DNT and DPT contest. Sombaykha In Sombaykha constituency in Haa, PDP got 1,690 total votes, followed by DPT with 315 votes, DNT with 312 votes …

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DPT campaign heads to the center and the east

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) campaign this week started from Bumthang where the president met the people of Chumig-Ura constituency on 7th and 8th October. The President said the Constitution mandates the state to provide free education to all children upto the tenth standard and ensure that technical and professional …

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DNT and DPT battle it out in Lhuentse

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) have secured a seat each from Lhuentse in the Primary Round of National Assembly Election 2018. DPT won in Maenbi-Tsaenkhar constituency and DNT won the Gangzur Minjey constituency. The two parties could retain their seats if the voting goes the same …

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