Zhemgang and Samdrup Jongkhar go for DPT

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) won all the four seats in Zhemgang and Samdrup Jongkhar.

From Bardo Trong constituency in Zhemgang, DPT secured a total of 2,358 votes [1,160 Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) + 1,198 were from Postal Ballot (PB)], followed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 2,254 votes (1,148 EVM + 1,106 PB). Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) managed to get 1,581 votes (495 EVM + 1086 PB). Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) managed 796 votes (471 EVM + 325 PB).

DPT’s candidate from Panbang constituency in Zhemgang, Dorji Wangdi, secured the highest vote with 2,559 votes (1,398 EVM and 1,161 PB). PDP with 1,241 votes (766 EVM +475 PB). DNT got 1,151 (528 EVM+ 623 PB) while BKP secured 333 votes (236 EVM + 97 PB).

DPT’s Dorji Wangdi said, “I trust the people that they will choose the right candidate and will vote for the right party. In fact, winning is not important, but what is important is how should we make our constitutional democratic monarchy unique from others.”

From Dewathang Gomdar constituency in Samdrup Jongkhar, DPT secured a total of 4,020 votes (2,549 EVM + 1,471 PB) followed by DNT with 2,432 votes (1,228 EVM + 1,204 PB). PDP got 1,880 votes (1,220 EVM + 660 PB). BKP managed 1,506 votes (691 EVM + 815 PB).

DPT’s candidate from Jomotshangkha Martshala in Zhemgang, Norbu Wangzom, secured the highest vote with 3,361 votes (1,807 EVM +1554 PB). PDP won 1,961 votes (1132 EVM + 829 PB). DNT received 1,565 votes (635 EVM + 930 PB) while BKP secured 604 votes (291 EVM + 313 PB).

Norbu Wangzom said, “If election is conducted fairly, without party’s candidate swapping, DPT will win the election. And even if this happens, there are chances that DPT will win the election in general round and form the government.”

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