Bhutan Democ­racy Di­a­logue es­tab­lished

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The five regis­tered po­lit­i­cal Par­ties of Bhutan es­tab­lished the Bhutan Democ­racy Di­a­logue ( BDD) with the sign­ing of Char­ter for Bhutan Democ­racy Di­a­logue with the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan, last Fri­day.

The Bhutan Democ­racy Di­a­logue ( BDD) is an ini­tia­tive con­cep­tu­al­ized jointly by all the regis­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties as a fo­rum for fa­cil­i­tat­ing, nur­tur­ing and strength­en­ing of the Democ­racy in Bhutan. It will be guided by a steer­ing com­mit­tee com­pris­ing of two rep­re­sen­ta­tives each from the regis­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties and Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan. It aims to pro­mote vi­brant democ­racy in keep­ing with the will of the peo­ple wherein po­lit­i­cal par­ties en­gage in di­a­logue, co­op­er­a­tion and part­ner­ship as “Bhutanese First”.

Mean­while, the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan along with the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the five regis­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties re­leased the Guide­lines for Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Man­age­ment of Support and As­sis­tance from Non­Mem­ber En­ti­ties and per­sons for In­sti­tu­tional Strength­en­ing and ca­pac­ity build­ing of regis­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the King­dom of Bhutan.

The main pur­pose of the guide­lines is to reg­u­late all and any support pro­vided through the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion to the po­lit­i­cal par­ties from in­di­vid­u­als, cor­po­rate and en­ti­ties within Bhutan and abroad but not from regis­tered mem­bers. Se­condly to mange and fa­cil­i­tate in­sti­tu­tional ca­pac­ity de­vel­op­ment of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties through or­ga­ni­za­tion of train­ings, sem­i­nars, work­shops and lastly to cre­ate plat­forms for in­ter­ac­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion to learn and share best prac­tices by po­lit­i­cal par­ties through ex­ter­nal fund­ing, support and co­op­er­a­tion.

Bhutan be­ing a young multi- party democ­racy, it is nec­es­sary that the regis­tered po­lit­i­cal par­ties are nur­tured and strength­ened, so that they can ful­fill their roles ef­fec­tively in our democ­racy. To en­sure de­vel­op­ment of in­sti­tu­tions, sys­tems and cul­ture of po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the King­dom of Bhu- tan fos­tered through train­ings, sem­i­nars, and work­shops and cre­at­ing plat­forms for in­ter­ac­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion to learn and share best prac­tices, funded ei­ther through ap­proved na­tional plans, trusts or as­sis­tance from in­di­vid­u­als, cor­po­rate and en­ti­ties from both within Bhutan and abroad, the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan ( ECB), with ref­er­ence to Sec­tion 4( e) of the Con­sti­tu­tion and Sec­tion 35 of the Elec­tion Act of the King­dom of Bhutan, 2008, have adopted the above guide­lines.

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