Neten Dorji

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) strategically concluded its campaign in Trashigang, a decision that evidently impacted the party’s success in the primaries, securing a noteworthy 9,199 votes across three constituencies, as per provisional results.

PDP’s highest votes came from the Bartsham-Shongphu constituency, garnering 2,386 electronic voting machine (EVM) votes and 1,189 postal votes. In the Thrimshing constituency, the party secured 2,388 votes, including 2,140 EVM votes and postal ballots combined.

Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) made a strong showing, securing 2,237 EVM votes and 1,700 postal votes in the Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong constituency. In Wamrong, BTP won 1,153 EVM votes and 923 postal votes.

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) managed to secure 1,048 total votes, including 574 postal ballots and 474 EVM votes in Thrimshing, securing the second-highest votes after PDP.

Although PDP secured only 679 EVM votes and 1,131 votes in Wamrong, it remained the second-highest in the same constituency.

The enthusiastic response during the president’s campaign in Trashigang, drawing attendees from remote gewogs like Merak and Sakteng, indicated PDP’s influence in the region.

First-time voter, Sonam Tenzin from Kanglung, expressed nervousness and excitement, emphasising the importance of voting for nation-building.

Voters in Bartsham expressed the need for change and found PDP’s pledges most relevant to rural communities.

Trashigang voters echoed the sentiment that giving the former government another chance could elevate the country to new heights.

Trashigang has a total of 52,935 registered voters.