Dechen Dolkar

To ensure the smooth transition of political processes, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has issued an advisory encouraging individuals and organisations to time their civic engagements.

With the tenure of the third National Assembly (NA) concluding at the close of October this year, the ECB has called for a strategic approach to events, meetings, seminars, workshops, and other such activities until the end of October or after January 31st of the following year.

The ECB’s notification comes at the hill of a growing sense of uncertainty surrounding the appropriateness of conducting various gatherings and initiatives in the lead-up to the crucial electoral event of 2023-24.

The ECB, committed to fostering an environment of electoral integrity, emphasises the significance of unburdening dzongkhag election authorities during this pivotal period.

The ECB seeks to minimise distractions and ensure undivided attention to the careful planning and execution of the upcoming NA elections.