66.36% voter turnout in primary round

In what is a good indication for the country’s democracy, an increasing number of Bhutanese people are exercising their electoral franchise responsibly. The voter turnout in primary round of 2018 elections on Saturday surpasses that of voter turnout in primary round of 2013 elections, voter turnout in general round of 2013 elections, and voter turnout […]

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What changed the game?

The factors that decided the triumph of DNT and DPT The much anticipated primary election 2018 results are out. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) emerged the winner with highest vote count winning in 16 constituencies, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) runners up, sweeping away 22 constituencies while the maximum number of EVM votes went to People’s Democratic […]

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Political rhetoric versus truth?

The ovens are heating up. With elections only about a week away and political campaigns in full swing, social media has recently become a crucible for heated discussions, mudslinging, fake news and defamatory comments. However, what recently made the headlines and added fuel to the already roaring fires was the recent social media post by […]

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Bhutanese children at risk despite significant socio-economic progress

Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, discussed on the importance of childcare and protection, proper hand washing and UNICEF plans in the country with UNICEF Resident Representative Beate Albine Dastel yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Dastel thanked the Chief Advisor for the Royal Government’s initiative on the prayer ceremony conducted for Late Kofi […]

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