Nima Wangdi | Trongsa

For the second time, voters of Trongsa chose a former educationist to represent them in the National Council.

Securing 3,109 votes, Rinzin Namgyal, 45 from Langthel Gewog is the NC member elect from Trongsa. His opponent, Sonam Penjor from Nubi Gewog obtained 2,897 votes.

Rinzin Namgyal got 1,097 postal ballots while Sonam Penjor had 967.

With 2,806 males and 3,200 females, 6,006 people voted. The dzongkhag had 20 polling stations. Trongsa has 11,123 registered voters including 5,349 males.

Rinzin Namgyal said he was excited that he was elected. He said that he is ready to serve. “I’d make sure that I fulfil my pledges.”

Of the 2,298 postal ballots dispatched, the Returning Officer’s office received 2,670. However, five postal ballots were declared invalid.

Rinzin Namgyal was the principal of Babesa Higher Secondary School in Thimphu when he resigned to join politics.

Meanwhile, Dragteng, Korphu, Tangsibji gewogs, and Trongsa Throm did not have any aspiring candidates.