Why PDP won in Punakha

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the winner in Punakha by garnering a total of 5,562 votes, comprising 3,584 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and 1,978 PB votes.

Namgay Wangchuk, the PDP candidate from Lingmukha, Toedwang, secured 1,888 votes and won.

Out of the 7,807 individuals registered to vote, a turnout of 5,348, representing 68.5 percent voted. Among the voters, 2,632 were male, while 2,716 were female.

The candidate expressed gratitude for the trust and confidence bestowed upon the party, and emphasized that the win signifies the additional responsibilities that lie ahead. He stressed that winning or losing is part of the electoral process, but what truly matters is the people’s belief that PDP will fulfill their needs.

Although this is his first time running as a PDP candidate, he shared that previously he served as a Member of Parliament, with a brief period dedicated to further studies.

Looking ahead to the general round, he expressed optimism and hoped for continued loyalty and confidence from the electorate, considering the overwhelming support received in this round of the election.

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) secured the second place with 1,548 votes.

Namgyal Dorji, the candidate from Kabji Talo, emerged victorious with 3,674 votes. Out of the 11,289 registered voters in the constituency, 7,549 voted, representing a turnout of 66.87 percent. Among the voters, 3,504 were male, while 4,045 were female.

The candidate attributed his success to the historically strong support for the PDP in the constituency, and the alignment of the party’s vision and pledges with the needs of the people, particularly during these challenging economic times.

Despite being a newcomer to the PDP, he mentioned that he had been diligently building his base for the past year, earning the trust and faith of the electorate.

Looking ahead to the general round, the candidate expressed a positive outlook and remained optimistic about the party’s prospects.

Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) secured second place in this constituency with 1,471 votes.

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