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Enhancing connectivity and strengthening media

In order to address the issue of digital divide and access information within the country, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has pledged that it will allow everyone to communicate freely within the country and also allow everyone to access online services and local content for free. With the intention to close …

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Affordable housing for the the lower income group

DNT’s Manifesto says, solving the housing crisis in Phuentsholing and other urban areas will be the first priority of the government.A high-level committee will be established within six months of the government’s formation to submit a detailed report and plan to provide 100 per cent solution to the housing crisis …

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Views on how PDP voters voted

The Primary Round of National Assembly Election 2018 saw Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) with 22 seats, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) claimed 16 seats and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) managed to get 9 seats. The numbers clearly show that DPT needed just two seats required to form the government. However, in …

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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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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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In Mongar DPT loses one seat to DNT

The General Round of the National Assembly Election 2018, in Mongar, saw Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) winning 2 seats; Dremedtse-Ngatshang and Kengkhar-Weringla. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the seat in Mongar constituency. DPT’s candidate, Ugyen Wangdi, won the Dremedtse-Ngatshang seat by securing the highest votes at 5,602 [2,287 votes via …

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DNT wins Gasa

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won in both the constituencies, Khatoed-Laya and Khamaed-Lunana, in Gasa yesterday. DNT’s candidate from Khatoed-Laya, Tenzin, received 89 Postal Ballot (PB) votes and 499 votes via Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), taking the total vote count to 588 votes. DPT’s candidate, Changa Dawa, secured 23 PB and …

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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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DNT in a strong position in Trashigang

Although Trashigang is considered as the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) stronghold since 2008, however, there are chances of it losing up to four of the five constituencies as DPT won them by only narrow margins during the Primary Round of National Assembly Election 2018. In all four constituencies, PDP candidates …

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