Registration of Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam Party at the Election Commission (EC) on October 30 challenged existence of bi-party democracy in Bhutan.
According to its President Lily Wangchuck, the party obtained registration after fulfilling all formalities on November 1.
Lily, who is currently working as Director of the Bhutan Media Foundation, is yet to tender her resignation to contest for the general elections next year.
The only two parties awaiting registration at the Election Commission are Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa and Druk Mitsher Tshogpa.
If both the parties awaiting registration qualify, altogether six parties will contest for the country’s second parliamentary elections.
The projection of EC indicates that out of 399,073 eligible votes, almost 100,000 Bhutanese will cast their votes for parliamentary elections for the first time next year.