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 in the tourism industry for five years, and has a Bachelor’s in Social and Legal Science from Pune University, India. Nima told The Bhutanese that his first priority would be to bring up the Land Act for review and discussions in parliament.
Nima said he would work toward press freedom and sort out issues such as crime and drugs. “I will talk with the concerned authorities to learn what kind of crimes the country is faced with and why,” Nima said.
Tshering, 30 nominated from Thimthrom, secured 1,624 votes, and Tshering Tashi, 26 the nominee from Maedwang gewog managed 1,511 votes.