In Wangdue, four of the five aspiring NC candidates have made through the first round of selection process.

Passang Thrinlee from Bjena got 194 yes votes and 21 no votes. Thinley from Thedtsho got 70 yes votes and 42 no votes. Rada Wangchuk from Bajo throm got 116 yes votes and 18 no votes. Dawa Tshering from Sephu gewog got 356 yes votes and 25 no votes.

Zomdu began from Gase Tshogom and Gase Tshogwom, moved on to Bjena, Thedtsho, Bajo throm, and to Sephu gewog yesterday.

Rubesa gewog with the highest voter base will complete its zomdu today. Incumbent Tashi Dorji will stand for the seat from the gewog.

Sonam Yangdon, 20, who just recently completed Class 12, who will be voting for the first time, said she has always been interested to take part in the elections.

Tshering Pem, 39, from Bajo throm, said she has been voting in every election. “If we can choose a good candidate, it can not only help the town, but also the country.”

Dawa Tshering walked for more than an hour down to participate in the election process yesterday. He said that the zomdu was timely as the villagers are yet to start farming work.

The gewog zomdu, which began from February 24, will end in Kazhi gewog on March 13.

Karma Cheki | Wangdue