Minjur Dorji

Nima Gyeltshen to represent the capital

Nima Gyeltshen, 29 nominated from Chang Gewog secured the most votes in Thimphu Dzongkhag. 2,250 people voted for him, of which 137 were postal ballots. After the elections, Nima said “people have shown faith and trust in me. They really understood whatever I said during the common forums.” He worked …

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To the polls again

A Council member will be elected from each Dzongkhag next week on 23 April Five years ago the nation made history when it ushered in democracy that was given to the people and not forged through remnants of struggles and revolutionary upheavals. This year on the poll day for the …

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NA to dissolve by the end of this week

The cabinet members however will await the Druk Gyalpo’s Kasho and until an interim government is formed The National Assembly (NA) of the nation’s first democratically elected parliament will be dissolved on Sunday, 20 April upon completion of its five year term. On the last day, members of the NA …

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DCT gets to 33 with new 11

With the latest batch of eleven candidates launched by Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) covering almost all regions, the party has now confirmed 33 candidates in total and will release the remaining candidates soon. “The remaining candidates will hopefully be released in the next one or two weeks,” said DCT President …

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30 civil servants resign to contest the 2013 elections

Twenty-five civil servants from eight ministries, National Assembly and His Majesty’s Secretariat till date have been officially separated by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) from their respective agencies to contest the upcoming elections. Five resignations have been rejected by the commission. There hasn’t been anyone resigning as yet from …

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