Tenzing Lamsang

Failure of Bhutan’s GNH Economy

Gross National Happiness (GNH) is Bhutan’s main umbrella developmental philosophy that governs all government policies and programs. First coined in 1972 by the former King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, GNH comprises of four main pillars which are Sustainable and Equitable Socio-Economic Development, Preservation and Promotion of Culture, Conservation and Sustainable Environment …

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A look at the 2008 General Election results

While Bhutan has just completed it second general elections for the National Assembly, the paper takes a look at the historic March 2008 general elections. Compared to 381,790 registered voters in 2013, there were 318,465 registered voters in 2008. The increase in number of voters is mainly on account of …

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PDP wins 32 seats to form the government

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa won 15 seats In what many are calling a ‘major upset,’ the world’s smallest Opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won 32 of the 47 seats in the National Assembly to form the government for the next five years. Any party with 24 seats can …

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