Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, Namgay Tshering from Dogar-Shabha secured the highest support with 2,528 votes (2,009 EVM + 519 PB), followed by People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Gem Tshering with 2,389 votes (1,991 EVM + 398 PB), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Chencho Dorji secured 1,009 votes (820 EVM + 189 PB) and Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s (BKP) candidate Tshering Penjor secured 606 votes (491 EVM + 115 PB).
Namgay Tshering said that the overall results for DNT implied that the people are eager and ready to embrace change. He said the party’s pledge to improve the health sector by manifold has also appealed to the voters. “Even our president’s assurance that the health sector will be propagated at great lengths really helped us win this election. In order to garner the PDP and BKP voters to support DNT, our first strategy is to convince people that we are offering them a better choice in the general round.”
He said that he would also like to urge the PDP and BKP supporters to come for DNT as responsible citizens instead of lamenting over the fact that their party of choice did not make it.
DPT’s Lamgong- Wangchang candidate, Phub Tshering, secured the highest support with 2,387 votes (2043 EVM + 344 PB), DNT’s Ugyen Tshering was in the second place after securing 2,115 votes (1656 EVM + 457 PB), PDP’s Kaka Tshering got 2,081 votes (1,708 EVM + 373 PB) and BKP’s Nim Dorji got 539 votes (381 EVM + 158 PB).