EC : both the parties are eligible


Following weeks-long review of financial status and accounts of both the parties – Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – the Election Commission said, they are eligible for contesting 2013 general elections.

The Commission has said that status of both the parties “remain unaffected”.

“We would like to state that the status of the parties will remain unaffected, after the financial liabilities are properly taken care. I would like put on record that PDP with major liabilities made utmost and genuine effort in resolving it,” said the Chief Election Commissioner, Kunzang Wangdi, as he also remembered to laud political contributions of former PDP President Sangay Ngedup.

PDP cleared the state loans weeks after the set deadline.


  1. I hope people of Southern Bhutan will think hard to decide who to vote in 2013. DPT Government did absolutely nothing for Lhotsampas. When Hemant Gurung, MP raised the issue about census in National Assembly, Minjure Dorji, Home Minister was furious that the issue was raised in NA. I hope Southern Bhutanese realize that they have the power to elect the Government they would like.
    It is a joke that The King gave census Kasho to some people in Tshirang recently. How can you give Citizenship to someone who were born and brought up in Bhutan and never left the country. Their census was removed because their relatives left the country.