There is no change in the Mongar thromde ngothsab election results.

This was confirmed after the election officials in the dzongkhag recounted the votes based on the petition put by one of the contestants, Dema yangzom.

Dema Yangzom appealed saying that she was not satisfied with the count on the April 18 poll day, reasoning that on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) list, she was on second but when the results was declared, they declared her result in the third.

The votes were recounted on dzongda’s chamber on April 28 in presence of the dzongda, dzongrab, the superintendent of police (SP), the three contestants for the post, election officials and the presiding officer. ,

The dzongkhag election officer, Kunga, declared the EVM results and it was confirmed that Dema Yangzom secured 13 votes only.

Dema Yangzom said that she was satisfied with the result declared in front of the election team. “I am thankful to everyone for clearing my doubt.”

She, however, said she was confused with mobile apps, as it reflected her name in the third sequence.

Kunga said that the presiding officer had not made any mistake while compiling and declaring the election results.

He said that Dema Yangzom did not appeal to the election office but went to court. “We are now following the court order.”

Section 432 of the Election Act states that a candidate may, within 24 hours of the announcement of the result by the RO, apply in writing to the RO to recount the votes either wholly or in part stating the grounds on which he or she demands the recount.

Tashi Phuntsho | Mongar