Nyishog- Saephu constituency under Wangdiphodrang saw a total voter turnout at 7, 706 out of the total 10,166 voters registered for the primary round election.
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, Wangchuk Namgyel, secured the highest votes with 3,033 votes (2,163 EVM + 870 PB) followed by PDP’s Kuenga with 2,530 votes (2,027 EVM +503 PB), DPT’s Chimmi Jamtsho with 1,208 votes (878 EVM +330 PB ) and BKP’s Yeshey Jamtsho with 935 votes (779 EVM +156 PB).
Wangchuk Namgyel said his DNT’s manifesto and pledges have played a huge role in garnering the trust and faith of the voters across the country. “I think our realistic pledges and our ideology of narrowing the gap between the haves and haves-not touched the voters of Bhutan. The pledges by other parties were quite vague. And another definite factor for the win is due to the impact the party president has on the people of Bhutan. He is loved for his sacrifices and humility.”
He said that the time he spent in understanding the problems face by the people in his constituency has also helped him with the win.
Namgyel Wangchuk said he would like to seek the support from the PDP and BKP voters by explaining their manifestos and pledges in depth, and committing on complete delivery of whatever is promised. “The party will commit to all the voters that health will be prioritized at all times,” he said.
Of the total 9,918 voters registered, Athang-Thedtsho constituency saw a total of 7, 058 voter turnout during the primary round election.
PDP’s candidate and former health minister, Tandin Wangchuk, secured the highest with 2,336 votes (1,698 EVM +638 PB). DNT’s candidate, Kinley Wangchuk, secured 2,131 votes (71,359 EVM +72 PB), DPT’s Nim Gyeltshen received 1,813 votes (1,406 EVM +407 PB) and BKP’s Sonam Tobgay secured 778 votes (551 EVM +227 PB).