Voters at Rinchengang polling station in Wangdue

Incumbent Tashi Dorji wins NC elections in Wangdue

Tashi Dorji is re-elected as Wangdue’s NC representative.  He secured 4,995 votes to win the seat in the house of review.

Wangdue had five candidates contesting for the NC post.  

Passang Thrinlee from Bjena gewog got 3,751 votes. Dawa Tshering from Sephu gewog got 1,618 votes, Rada Wangchuk from Bajo throm got 1,357 votes, and Thinley from Thedtsho got 427 votes.

The dzongkhag saw a voter turnout of more than 60 percent.

A total of 9,717 votes were cast on EVMs in the 47 polling stations across the 15 gewogs and throm; postal ballot accounted for 2,431 votes.

The dzongkhag received 2,547 postal ballots of which 116 were rejected.

The dzongkhag had 19,693 eligible voters.

Tashi Dorji, who was also the first voter at the Bangtoedkha School polling station, said that he was optimistic. “I re-contested with the assurance from people.”

Sonam Wangmo, a mother of three, had come to cast her vote leaving her kids with her parents. “It is important to vote and to  choose a candidate will raise the people’s concern in the Parliament.”

A 39-year-old contractor, Tashi Penjor, had come to vote from Gelephu.

He said that he considered voting to be a responsibility and an opportunity for the people to choose capable candidates.

Karma Cheki | Wangdue

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