Neten Dorji

Trashiyangtse—In a decisive move, the people of Trashiyangtse voiced their support for the Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) in yesterday’s elections, with BTP emerging victorious in both constituencies of the dzongkhag.

BTP secured the highest votes in both Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and postal ballots in Bumdeling-Jamkhar and Khamdang-Ramjar.

In Khamdang-Ramjar, BTP continued its success from the primary round, clinching 2,264 votes on EVM and 1,905 votes on postal ballots. PDP’s candidate, Kinley Dorji, fell behind with 1,183 votes on EVM and 972 on postal ballots.

In Bumdeling-Jamkhar, BTP’s candidate, Wangdi, secured 1,724 votes on EVM and 1,788 votes in postal ballots, surpassing PDP’s Thinley Wangchuk, who obtained 1,540 votes on EVM and 1,195 votes in postal ballots.

The provisional results revealed a total of 12,571 voters participating across the dzongkhag’s 36 polling stations, representing a significant portion of the 20,807 registered voters.

Voters expressed varied sentiments, with one acknowledging the difficulty in deciding between candidates and another emphasising the importance of voting for the benefit of the nation.

Wangdi’s worries about fulfilling promises echo the sentiments of a Bumdeling voter, expressing concern about whether elected candidates can deliver on their pledges.

Meanwhile, voters like Ngawang Tshering, 61, expressed confidence in their choices, voting for change and hoping for their chosen party’s success.

A voter in Khamdang highlighted the unexpected outcomes in other regions but expressed confidence in the unity of the nation, affirming that the two parties forming the new government and opposition will not lead to division.