PDP & BKP votes: game changer for the generals

It has been accepted by the two political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), that the game changer for the general round will be the votes that they will garner from earlier People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) supporters. In the primary round, there was a difference of […]

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Social media turns political battleground

As the general round of the parliamentary elections approaches, social media has become a hotspot for all sorts of political debates including mudslinging and defamatory comments. Whether it is Twitter, Facebook or Wechat, it seems the elections have turned the nation’s focus on parties and underlying issues which are most often blatantly discussed on these […]

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DNT heavyweights up against DPT in the east

Though most of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) strongest candidates are from east, during the primary round, they lost out to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) proving the latter’s stronghold in the eastern region. In fact, it was a landslide victory for DPT during the primary round in the east. However, DNT president Lotay Tshering said he […]

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DPT begins campaign to woo south

As we gear up for the general round of the third parliamentary elections, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) have begun campaign from different parts of the country, especially from places which are not the party’s stronghold. Accordingly, DNT president Lotay Tshering has begun campaign from the east, while DPT president Pema […]

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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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