The recently concluded Local Government (LG) election in Bhutan saw a voter turnout of 56 percent or 194,357 voters.
According to election commission of Bhutan, there were 347,938 registered voters for the local government election. A total of 1,105 local government officials to the post of gups, mangmis, thromde thuemis and gewog tshogpas were elected on June 27.
“The government structure under the Constitution is complete with the election of the local government,” said Kunzang Wangdi, the election commissioner.
Like in the past, women’s participation, especially as contestant was considered to be less in comparison to male. On the poll day on June 27, only 165 women contested against about 2,000 male candidates.
Meanwhile, the security was tightened in the Southern region of the country viewing possible foil.
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