DNT challenges bi-party system


Launching of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has finally challenged the bi-party system country has been witnessing since 2008.

DNT logo

Formally called as Social Democratic Party, the third party was launched officially on Saturday in Thimphu, after finalizing its logo, ideology and name. However, it is yet to get official registration.

“We will register with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) as soon as we have the party president, may be around September to October,” said the party’s spokesperson Dr Tandi Dorji.

Aimed at contesting for parliamentary elections in 2013, DNT is said to promote social democracy, based on the three principles of solidarity, freedom and justice.

“Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa has been established in response to the need to uphold a vibrant multi-party democracy and to deepen the process of democracy in Bhutan by offering choice to political ideologies and fostering comprehensive democratic governance,” said the party’s statement.

The party is yet to announce its executives including the chairperson.