Dechen Dolkar

In a significant electoral development, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured victories in both the Drukjeygang-Tseza and Lhamoizingkha-Tashiding constituencies in Dagana, as per the provisional results announced by the commission yesterday.

PDP’s total vote count reached an impressive 5,091, with 6,373 secured through Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). Notably, PDP dominated in EVM votes, securing the highest tally.

In the Drukjeygang-Tseza constituency, the party secured 1,789 postal ballots and 2,726 through EVM. In Lhamoizingkha, PDP obtained 1,444 votes through postal ballots and 3,647 through EVM.

The Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) secured 2,506 votes, with 1,727 from EVM. In the Drukjeygang-Tseza constituency, BTP obtained 991 votes through EVM and 457 through postal ballots. In Lhamoizingkha, the party secured 736 votes through EVM and 322 through postal ballots.

In Lhamoizingkha, a close contest unfolded between Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), with a mere two-vote difference. DTT secured 628 total votes, while DNT secured 626 votes. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) obtained 610 votes.

Similarly, in Drukjeygang-Tseza, DTT secured 1,159 total votes, DPT secured 1,095 votes, and DNT secured 1,075 total votes.

Drukjeygang-Tseza constituency boasts 14,574 registered voters, with 9,291 casting their votes. Meanwhile, Lhamoizingkha-Tashiding constituency has 13,892 registered voters, with 8,013 participating in the electoral process.

Dagana, with a total of 28,456 registered voters, witnessed a robust voter turnout, underscoring the significance of civic participation in shaping the democratic landscape.