DMT proposes Lily Wangchuk to lead party

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The Druk Mitser Tshogpa (DMT) said it has proposed Lily Wangchuk one more time to be the party president stating it has been looking for a woman candidate for the post.

Lili Wangchuk

However, Wangchuk has not accepted the proposal citing her own obligations, The Bhutanese reported on Wednesday. Currently, she is Executive Director at the Bhutan Media Foundation.

“The party approached me 11 months back and asked me to be their president a few times but as of now I have not decided anything.”

According to the report, so far with approximately 150 party members, the party would soon set up four offices around the country in Paro, Haa, Tsirang and Dagana right after the general meeting. The party has established 12 working groups  of which  40%  are Dzongkhag coordinators and 60% Gewog coordinators.

Besides DMT, three other parties – People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) – will contest for 2013 general elections in Bhutan.

 DMT said, it is the only party in the country that aims to have zero-youth unemployment in the country with higher rate of women empowerment.

8 COMMENTS

  1. This is very encouraging for the development of democracy and human rights in Bhutan. Bhutanese people should try the hand of a woman leadership.South Asia would appreciate this .I think Bhutanese will welcome Lily Wangchuk as a powerful and competent candidate for the democratic as well as economic development of Bhutan.I appreciate DMT for proposing her candidature.I want to see a Bhutanese woman prime minister in the next SAARC .

  2. EXPECTING SOME NEW HAPPENINGS IN BHUTAN IN COMING UP ELECTION UN LIKE IN THE PAST. WISHING ALL THE BEST TO POLITICAL PARTIES AS WELL GOOD LUCK TO BHUTANESE PEOPLE, VOTE FOR …..THAT MAKES BHUTAN A LIVELY PLACE TO LIVE FOR ALL NOT KINGS ,QUEENS AND OTHER ROYALTIES AND LAYNPOS ,AND RELATIVES