DNT se­cured high­est votes from Thim­phu

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Out of four po­lit­i­cal par­ties con­test­ing in pri­mary round for the 3rd Par­lia­men­tary elec­tion for national as­sem­bly last Satur­day, Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa (DNT) se­cured the high­est votes from Thim­phu.

Thim­phu Dzongkhag has 14,406 reg­is­tered vot­ers with 6,748 males and 7,658 fe­males. The South Thim­phu con­stituency has 7,802 vot­ers and North Thim­phu with 6,694.

PDP se­cured 1,333 votes out of 4,218 votes then Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa (DNT) se­cured the sec­ond high­est from North Thim­phu.

How­ever, DNT se­cured the high­est votes from the South Thim­phu con­stituency with 2,816 votes out of 5, 592 votes cast, Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa (DPT) se­cured the sec­ond high­est with 1,173, then PDP with 1,133 votes.

Mean­while, Thim­phu had 27 polling sta­tions had 14,406 el­i­gi­ble vot­ers. The polling sta­tions in­clude Loselling Mid­dle Sec­ondary School, Jigme Losel Pri­mary School and Zilukha Mid­dle Sec­ondary School among oth­ers.

Jigme Losel Pri­mary School polling sta­tion has 1792 reg­is­tered vot­ers in­clud­ing 787 fe­male reg­is­tered vot­ers and had 13 of­fi­cials in­clud­ing se­cu­rity per­son­nel.

A voter, 34 years old from Thim Throm said that he voted for the right party who would be able to serve Tsa-Wa-Sum and bring de­vel­op­ment for the coun­try.

Another vot­ers, 40 years old man from the same lo­cal­ity said that though he used to get call from his friends and the party sup­porter ask­ing him to votes for the party which they are sup­port­ing. How­ever, he said that he didn't do as the cast­ing of votes is our se­crete rights. “I voted which I felt that party would bring the changes to the na­tion.”

Mean­while, of­fi­cial from polling sta­tion of Jigme Losel Pri­mary School said that the polling had to use two rooms with sep­a­rate elec­tronic vot­ing ma­chine at the polling has the high­est num­bers of reg­is­tered vot­ers.

Thim­phu Dzongkhag has 14,406 reg­is­tered vot­ers with 6,748 males and 7,658 fe­males

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