Namgay Dorji, 51, was elected as the Mongar thromde ngotshab (representative).

He secured 41 votes while his opponents, Dema Yangzom and Damcho Dema secured 13 and three votes each.

Namgay Dorji worked as a civil servant before turning to business in the town.

He said that with his experience in dealing with the public of Mongar thromde, he can bring development in the area. He was the thromde chimi for three years from 2005 to 2007.

He said that Mongar thromde faces drinking water shortage, sewerage problems, lack of street lights and traffic congestion. “I would install a CCTV system in the town.”

The two other contestants, Dema Yangzom, 43, and Damcho Dema, 40, are also businesswomen in the town.

Of the 193 registered voters in Mongar thromde, 57 cast their votes in the Mongar Lower Secondary School polling station yesterday.

Meanwhile, four tshogpas were elected for chiwogs in Gondue, Silambi, Saling and Tsakaling gewogs.

Daagsa-Kumadzong chiwog has elected Rigzang. He secured 51 votes while his opponent Sonam Wangchuk secured 50 votes.

Pema Dorji was elected as Daag-Silambi chiwog tshogpa. The lone candidate secured 36 ‘Yes’ votes.

Seng-Gor chiwog elected Sonam Wangchuk with 56 ‘Yes’ votes. Of the 184 eligible registered voters, 67 turned out to vote.

In Drongtoed Tormazhong chiwog, Karma Dechen was elected as tshogpa with 68 ‘Yes’ votes. Of the 382 registered voters, 77 turned out to vote.

In Lhuentse, two tshogpas were elected for Jarey and Tshenkhar gewogs.

In Yumche chiwog, Sangay Chophel was elected after he secured 21 ‘Yes’ votes. Forty people from the chiwog voted.

Tshering Tobgay was elected in Dekiling Tshochen chiwog. Four candidates contested for the post.

Tashi Phuntsho | Mongar