Tashi Phuntsho

For the past three elections, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) reigned in all three constituencies of Pemagatshel.

However, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) penetrated the DPT’s strong hold and won Nanong-Shumar constituency with 1,559 votes at primary round of the National Assembly election yesterday. DPT secured 1,386 votes and came third.

As per the provisional results, PDP secured 748 votes on electronic voting machine (EVM) and DPT managed 542 votes. Bhutan Tendrel Party got 750 EMV votes.

While DPT got 844 postal ballot (PB) compared to PDP’s 811, BTP representative Yeshi Jamtsho secured 1,536 votes came second.

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa representative by Sonam Dhendup secured 1,129 votes and Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa represented by Wangchuk secured 790 votes.

DPT won Nganglam constituency won with 2,494 votes while PDP stood second with 1,158 votes. BTP secured 923 votes, followed by DNT with 572 and DTT scored 208 votes.

In Khar-Yurung constituency, DPT won with 2,012 votes while BPT came second securing 1,687 votes and PDP stood third with 1,412 votes. Meanwhile, DTT scored 669 votes and DNT secured 657 votes.

Of the 52 polling stations in the dzongkhag, Khar-Yurung constituency has maximum polling station with 20, and 17 polling station in Nanong-Shumar constituency, while Nganglam has 15 polling stations.