High-level advocacy tour begins

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Advocacy: Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador commenced a high-level advocacy tour programme to Dagana, Tsirang, and Sarpang, yesterday, according to a health ministry press release.

Bhutan not to attend 19th SAARC summit

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Region: Bhutan will not participate in the 19th SAARC summit given the deteriorating security situation in the region, according to a foreign affairs press release.

Agencies warned, fined, for non-compliance

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Trongsa: Following voters being blocked for up to five hours on the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway, the dzongkhag election authority in Trongsa issued a reprimand to the Department of Roads (DoR), and warning letters to both the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) and the Bhutan Engineering Company Pvt Ltd (BECPL) on September 27.

Dagana to have two women gups

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The dzongkhag was the first in the country to have a woman gup
LG: Dagana elected eight new gups and six former gups on September 27.

Except for one tshogpa, Bumthang has a new set of LG members

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LG: According to the results posted on the Election Commission’s website, Jampel from Zung-Ngae is the gup-elect for Chumig gewog in Bumthang.

A most important department

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It is most timely that the finance ministry has set up a new Department of Macroeconomic Affairs.

Differing LG results frustrate candidates and voters

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LG: Voters were gathered in Pelrithang, Gelephu yesterday to discuss what was going on with the election results. The differing results announced through Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) and on Election Commission of Bhutan’s website left voters and candidates confused and frustrated.

11 gups elected in Punakha

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LG: It’s September 27, 10pm. Dzomie gewog centre in Punakha…

People’s participation, tops agenda for gup-elects in Haa

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LG: Winning the elections was the last thing that the gups-elect of Haa expected because every contestant was equally deserving. Having won the elections, people’s participation in the planning process is the common agenda.

Gasa chooses new leaders

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LG: Three former gups have lost to new ones in the second local government elections in Gasa. All three gups had more than 12 years of experience in local governance.

Samtse gives another term to four former gups

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LG: People of the eleven gewogs in Samtse chose to vote for new gups on Septmeber 27. Samtse, Norboogang, Pemaling, and Yoeseltse voted in their former gups.

Thimphu elects four new and four former gups

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LG: In Thimphu, four gewogs have elected new gups. The former gup of Lingzhi, Wangdi, is the gup-elect with 95 votes. Securing 48 votes, Kencho Dorjee, is the gup-elect of Soe gewog. Gups-elect Karma Gyeltshen in Ge-nyen and Gado in Darkarla secured 249 and 184 votes respectively.

Paro goes for change

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LG: Around 10,041 people voted through electronic voting machine (EVM) in Paro on September 27. Postal ballot constituted 829.