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BKP declares five new candidates

With the third parliamentary elections looming, the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has declared five new candidates last week, who would be representing the party in the 2018 elections, thus having had declared a total of 46 candidates as of now.

On Thursday, the party launched two additional candidates – 26-year-old Damcho Zangmo and 39-year-old Tshering Penjor.

Damcho Zangmo, who holds a Bachelors of Education from Samtse College of Education, will represent BKP from Khatoed-Laya constituency in Gasa, while Tshering Penjor, who has Bachelors of Arts degree from Punjab University in India, will contest from Dogor Sharpa constituency in Paro.

Damcho Zangmo was a teacher before joining the BKP, while Tshering Penjor was a television producer with the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation.

Further, the BKP introduced three additional candidates on Tuesday.

Pelden Dorji, 42, was declared as the party’s candidate from Kanglung Samkhar Udzorong constituency in Trashigang.

Pelden Dorji has Bachelors of Arts degree from North Eastern Hills University, India and has worked with Bank of Bhutan as banking officer, served as militia officer during the 2003 operation, and worked as Chief Executive Officer of a privately owned travel company.

28-year-old Sonam Wangmo and 36-year-old Tshewang Tenzin were other candidates, who would contest from Sombaykha constituency in Haa and Bomdeling Jamkhar constituency in Trashiyangtse respectively.

The party maintained that it would declare its 47th candidate, who would represent Bartsham-Shongphu constituency in Trashigang, during the party’s annual convention scheduled on July 21 in Thimphu.

Staff Reporter from Thimphu