Bhutan goes for General elections

 

Bhutan goes for General elections are being held today

DD NewsIn Bhutan, third general elections are being held today. Polling for 47 seats of National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, will start at 9 am local time. Elaborate arrangements have been made for free, fair and peaceful elections.

The Election Commission has deputed over 5,300 officials in 865 polling stations across the country. Out of four lakh 38,000 registered voters, more than three lakh are expected to exercise their franchise through EVMs today.

Over one lakh 2,000 voters had opted for Postal Ballot Facilitation Booths. Around 83 percent of them had already casted their votes during postal polling held last week. There is a straight contest between Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) parties in third parliamentary elections. The voters will seal the fate of total 94 candidates, 47 each from both the parties.

Polling will start at 9 am local time and continue till 5 in the evening. The Election Commission of Bhutan has deputed over five thousand three hundred officials in 865 polling stations across the country. Out of four lakh thirty eight thousand registered voters, more than three lakhs are expected to exercise their franchise through EVMs today. Over one lakh two thousand voters had opted for Postal Ballot Facilitation Booths.

Around 83 percent of them had already casted their votes during postal polling held last week. There is a straight contest between Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) parties in third parliamentary elections. The voters will seal the fate of total 94 candidates, 47 each from both the parties.

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