DPT begins campaign from Paro

Inaugurating the Dzongkhag party office in Paro, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) officially began its election campaign for the primary round of the National Assembly elections from Paro on Thursday morning. DPT President Pema Gyamtsho met with the people of Lamgong-Wangcha constituency in Paro. He told the congregation of around 400 people that DPT will work […]

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Will women voters vote for female candidates?

Despite women attempting for better representation in politics, female candidates do not get enough votes from women voters. This was evident in the past two elections. However, what will happen in the upcoming election is a wait and watch show. Can female candidates bank on female voters? On March 5, 2008, the Election Commission of […]

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Parties outline their top three pledges

Four political parties talk about their top three promises based on which they believe can secure votes in the 2018 elections. Headline-grabbing pledges in their party manifestos are what the four political parties, the Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP), Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), promoting these days to […]

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Drug test mandatory before joining civil service

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) issued a notification this week stating that anyone joining the civil service will now have to undergo a mandatory drug test. “In addition to the medical certificate of fitness that is required for recruitment into the civil service, drug testing (for non-permissible drugs as listed under BNCA) will also […]

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