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…so far the party has declared 14 candidates 

Dechen Dolkar 

Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) declared five candidates from Mongar, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang, Pemagatshel, and Samdrup Jongkhar this week.

The party declared Naiten Wangchuk, 49, from Mongar constituency.Naiten Wangchuk is an expert in livestock management with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Central Luzon State University in the Philippines and a Master of Animal Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Before joining politics, he served as the chief executive officer of the Food Corporation of Bhutan for five years from 2018 and also headed the National Food Security Management Committee.

Wangdi, 41, will represent the party from Boomdeling-Jamkhar constituency in Trashiyangtse. He began his career in 2011 after graduating from the Institute of Language and Culture Studies in Semtokha. He also has a PGDE from the Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. He was a teacher.

The party also declared Lam Dorji, 52, as a candidate for Wamrong constituency in Trashigang. He has a Master in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Lam Dorji spent more than 14 years in Trashiyangtse, first as Planning officer between 2013 and 2017 and then as Dzongrab until 2022 before joining BTP.



Sonam Yonten, 42, will present the party from Khar-Yurung constituency in Pemagatshel. He has served as a teacher for more than 10 years in Trongsa and Bumthang.

The party yesterday introduced Tshering Penjor from Dewathang-Gomdar constituency in Samdrup Jongkhar.

He has a Master of Education, worked as officiating principal, vice principal, and assistant principal.

During the familiarisation tour, party president, Dasho Pema Chewang, introduced the party’s ideology, name and its symbol.

Dasho Pema Chewang highlighted the importance of creating conducive political environment in the country.

BTP will be continuing familiarisation tour in the southern constituencies.

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