Analyzing the primary elections 2018

Well, the results of the primary elections 2018 are out. The runners up Druk Phuensum Tshogpa came out as the surprise winner. Despite all the negative mileage it has received in recent times including reruns of the seditious party tag and accusations from some quarters, it fought its battles well, and emerged triumphant. DPT has […]

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Flower Power – Jurmi Chhowing

I thought the incumbent party would pull through the primaries. Man – you never know how this specimen known as the Bhutanese will vote. It doesn’t matter what you think or what I think – they are an alien species full of middling-fingering surprises. And I say that with a lot of admiration and a […]

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A review – Legend of Pemi Tshewang Tashi

Banter and revelry over phobs of ara, celebration of childbirth with food, drinks and dance, and the background depicting ancient dzongs, mountains and monuments are some of the aspects that have gone into the uniquely Bhutanese storytelling of Legend of Pemi Tshewang Tashi. The 2-d animation movie produced by the i-Best Institute has taken Bhutanese […]

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DNT, DPT to submit papers of nominated candidates

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has asked the two parties that went through the primary round of the third National Assembly elections, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), to formally nominate one candidate each to contest the general elections in the 47 National Assembly Demkhongs staring from Monday. The submission of […]

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Primaries 2008-18: an analysis

The primary round in the parliamentary elections is a crucial and important battle ground for political parties as it is the preliminary election to narrow down political parties in preparation for the final general round. Yesterday, the outcome of the primary elections 2018 were declared which saw Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa […]

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