Haa goes for a change

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The two women gup aspirants failed to secure majority votes

Haa: Some former gups in Haa were not nominated from the chiwog zomdu. Those who did, their destiny ended on the poll day yesterday. Haa went for a change.

Former thrompon is thrompon-elect

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Samdrupjongkhar: Not many were surprised when it was declared that former thrompon, Karma Sherab Thobgyal, is the Samdrupjongkhar thromde tshogde thrompon-elect.

Zhemgang goes with 4 former, 4 new gup-elects

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Zhemgang: Four new and four former gups are the gup-elects in Zhemgang. There were a total of 25 candidates vying for the post.

Election and lessons

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Elections are over. We have elected our gups, mangmis and tshogpas. Local governments are now back in place after quite a break, which means development plans in the dzongkhags and the gewogs can now take off. What is important is that we achieve the planned development activities within the stipulated time frame.

Mobile phones to the rescue in Bumthang

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Officials cautioned candidates not to declare their postal ballot results

Bumthang: More than 67 local government (LG) candidates and supporters flocked to the front of the Bumthang returning officer’s (RO) office in Chamkhar by 2:30pm yesterday to find out the results of the election.

Tsirang will have 6 new and 6 former gups

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Tsirang: Tsirang elected six former gups of Barshong, Mendrelgang, Doonglagang, Tsirang Toed, Rangthaling and Pungtenchhu gewog and six new gups in the second Local Government election yesterday, according to the provisional result.

3 former gups re-elected in T/yangtse

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Trashiyangtse: Of the eight former gups who contested in the second local government elections in Trashiyangtse, only three got re-elected. They are Toedtsho’s Dechen Wangdi, Yalang’s Chosung Wangdi and Tongzhang’s Tashi Dorji.

3 former gups lose in Pemagatshel

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Pemagatshel: In Pemagatshel, three former gups were voted out while five former gups got re-elected during the second round of the local government elections held yesterday, going by the provisional count.

7 former and 8 new gup-elects in Wangdue

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The dzongkhag also has one woman mangmi-elect

Wangdue: From 43 gup candidates, seven former and eight new gups are the gup-elects, according to the provisional count.

3 women mangmis-elect in Trashigang

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Trashigang:According to the provisional vote count, Trashigang for the first time has three women mangmis-elect.

Election results to be announced today

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LG Elections 2016: A new chapter was added to the history of Bhutan’s local government system as the second local government (LG) elections concluded yesterday after the completion of the tenures of the first democratically-elected local governments.

Nation goes to polls today

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More than 3,000 candidates are contesting for various LG posts
Elections: Voters from 205 gewogs will cast ballots to elect gups, mangmis and tshogpas in the second local government (LG) elections today.

Namgay Zam and Dr Shacha Wangmo submit their rebuttal

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Judiciary: Namgay Zam, former BBS anchor, submitted to the Thimphu dzongkhag court’s Chief Judge Kinley Namgyal that the defamation case that Sonam Phuntsho filed against her and Dr Shacha Wangmo on August 12 be dismissed.