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Govt. firmly rooted on timely administration of second dose

By Tashi NamgyalThimphu The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine which is due to be administered towards the end of next month sounds optimistic.However, although the government is sure about receiving the vaccines from India, it is not affirmed when and in what number of consignments the doses will be delivered.The Foreign Minister, Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, said that the two governments …

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Questioning pledges

By Sangay Rabten, Thimphu With the objective of narrowing the gap, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) promised several free services to the people if they come to the power. In campaign for the general round, DNT candidates are doing their best making pledges to woo voters giving prime focus in eastern region, from where DNT got fewer votes during the primary round. DPT candidate of Haa Sombeykha constituency, Rinzin Wangchuk sought clarifications …

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DPT’s attention in the South

By Sangay Rabten, Thimphu The presidents of the two political parties are in constituencies where they have performed not so well during the primary round. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) President Pema Gyamtsho is trying to make ground in the south and Nyamrup Tshogpa’s President Lotey Tshering is in the east to convince where it didn’t win. DPT started its first …

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Of Campaign and Pledges

With the campaign period at its heights, the two political parties contesting for the general round of election are leaving no stones unturned to woo voters. In the process, what seemed like a smooth campaign and election process has come across some hurdles. The informal campaigning on the social media had put some candidates in trouble and there are accusations flung at …

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The people have spoken

Bhutan’s elections are full of surprises. We have seen in the past and on Saturday, the electorate pulled another big surprise. Before the poll day, many have written off the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and thought that the People’s Democratic Party and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa would go on to the general round. PDP was beaten and DPT, the arch rival, …

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