If not for the Jigme Zangpo factor which played a big role in denying a probable landslide victory for the DPT in Mongar dzongkhag, the former ruling party would have delivered a crushing defeat to the other parties.
From the Dremitse-Ngatshang constituency, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) secured 817 votes from Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and 223 votes as per the postal ballot making the total 1,040.
Jigme Zangpo from Monggar constituency secured 1,367 votes through EVM and 336 postal votes for his party, DNT while DPT got 1,814 votes from EVM and 511 postal ballots.
While from the Kengkhar-Weringla constituency, DNT managed 596 EVM votes and 150 from postal ballots. Meanwhile DPT got 2,258 EVM votes and 648 postal ballots from Kengkhar-Weringla constituency.
Many voters at various polling stations said and agreed that they had come to vote for Jigme Zangpo and his party.
Tenzin Dorji, 40 from Yagpoogang village, said that he voted for DNT because of Jigme Zangpo.
“I find him a capable candidate and he is popular among the people in Mongar, so that is why I voted for him,” he said.
Another man from the same village expressed similar views on Jigme Zangpo.
Though DNT could not make its stand for the winning position it denied DPT the landslide victory it was headed for. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured 440 EVM votes and 317 postal ballot votes from Mongar constituency.
The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) just managed to secure 144 votes through EVM 17 votes from postal ballots in the constituency.
From the Kengkhar-Weringla constituency, DCT secured a total of 118 votes combining both EVM and postal ballot while PDP got 736 combined votes.
There were maximum female voters in Mongar dzongkhag and it has 31,926 eligible voters.
The candidate for the Dremitse-Ngatshang constituency, Ugyen Wangdi of DPT said that he is happy for his party and is satisfied with the outcome.The other DPT candidate, Karma Lhamo however seemed not so happy with the result.