Rinzin Wangchuk

Age did not matter for the voters of Pemagatshel. They voted for a youngest candidate of the three to represent them in the House of Review.

Jamyang Namgyal, 34, is the National Council (NC) elect from Pemagatshel.

Of 15,361 votes cast at 52 polling stations, the former veterinary officer from Shumar Gewog secured the highest postal ballot (4,593) and 2,556 votes on EVM.


The incumbent NC member, Choining Dorji, 52, from Dechhenling Gewog got 4,213 votes including 2,190 postal ballots. Nanong Gewog’s candidate Yeshey Jamtsho, 49, secured 3,999 votes.

In an earlier interview, Jamyang Namgyal said that as an MP he would focus on realising a prosperous society with dynamic policies and by promoting technology adoption, organic agriculture and export facilitation.

To maintain culture and community for community, he would support community initiatives and cultural education in formal education system. “I’ll ensure education as a tool to nurture skilled and empowered spirit,” he had said, adding that he would promote enterprises to transform the poor as an architect of the national economy.

Jamyang Namgyal served as a statistical analyst with Bhutan Survey Agent and Consultancy and deputy chief veterinary officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. He has a Master’s degree (MSc) in Vector Ecology and Disease Modelling from University of Calgary, Canada and BVSc & AH from Pondicherry University, India.

Pemagatshel has a total of 28,564 eligible voters of which 14,738 are females and 13,826 males. Of the total eligible voters, 9,191 registered for postal voters and 39 as overseas voters.