Yangyel Lhaden

Both the constituencies of Lhuentse—Gangzur-Minjey and Maenbi-Tsaenkhar—saw the majority of votes going to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP).

Gangzur-Minjey voted for change. For the first time, the constituency would have a member of parliament (MP) from PDP or BTP.

The constituency voted twice for the same MP from Druk Phunsum Tshogpa (DPT) in the first and second governments. During the third government, their MP was from Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa.

There are 9,461 registered voters in Gangzur-Minjey, and 5,682 of them voted. From the total votes, 30.4 percent—1,731 votes—went to the PDP, and 24.1 percent—1,375 votes—went to the BTP.

A total of 2,770 registered voters voted through postal ballot and 2,994 through electronic voting machine (EVM). However, 82 postal ballots were rejected.

In Maenbi-Tsaenkhar, PDP got more than 1,000 votes more than BTP. PDP secured 2,486 votes, while BTP secured 1,352 votes.

The constituency has 9,277 voters, out of which 5,681 voted. A total of 2,833 individuals voted from EVM and 2,944 voted through postal ballots, out of which 96 were rejected.

In Tsirang, the PDP secured a landslide victory, obtaining over 4,000 votes in both constituencies.

In Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang, PDP got 4,134 votes, while BTP secured 1,772 votes. Of the total 8,264 votes cast, half went to PDP. In Sergithang-Tsirangtoed, PDP secured 4,206 votes, and BTP received 1,023 votes. Of the total 8,363 votes cast, half were in favour of PDP.

There are 13,880 registered voters In Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang; 5,618 voted through EVM and 2,702 through postal ballots. However, 56 postal ballots were rejected.

Sergithang-Tsirangtoed has 13,157 registered voters; 2,546 voted through postal ballots and 5,213 through EVM. Forty-four postal ballots were rejected.