PDP out of the race

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The Peo­ple's Demo­cratic Party ( PDP) had se­cured 79,883 vot­ers which is 27.44 per­cent of the to­tal vot­ers of 291,098 casted on the 15th of Septem­ber, 2018 for the pri­mary round of elec­tion in the 47 Demkhongs of twenty Dzongkhags.

The party has se­cured 56,180 through EVM and 23,703 through postal bal­lots.

The party lost the chance for go­ing to the gen­eral elec­tions sched­uled on the 18th of Oc­to­ber 2018, but will qual­ify for the state fund­ing for the next elec­tions.

The Pres­i­dent of PDP Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay in his face book post had con­grat­u­late the Pres­i­dent of Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa and the Pres­i­dent of Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa and all the can­di­dates of the two par­ties for their out­stand­ing per­for­mance in the pri­mary round of Bhutan's third par­lia­men­tary elec­tion.

“I would also like to con­grat­u­late the Pres­i­dent of Bhutan Kuen- Nyam Party and all their can­di­dates for tak­ing part in this im­por­tant elec­tion.

On be­half of Peo­ple's Demo­cratic Party and our can­di­dates, I would like to ex­press my heart­felt grat­i­tude to all our sup­port­ers for believ­ing in us and for al­ways be­ing by our side. Most im­por­tantly, I would like to thank ev­ery Bhutanese for tak­ing part in the elec­tion process by re­spon­si­bly ex­er­cis­ing your fran­chise gifted to us by our benev­o­lent Monar­chs.

The peo­ple of Bhutan have spo­ken. And the Peo­ple's Demo­cratic Party gra­ciously ac­cepts their de­ci­sion. The will of the peo­ple must pre­vail in a democ­racy. I wish Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa and Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa all the best in the gen­eral elec­tions.”

PDP dur­ing the pri­mary round of elec­tion held on 31st of March 2013 had se­cured 32.53 per­cent of the votes casted for the sec­ond national as­sem­bly elec­tions 2013 and be­came the first reg­is­tered po­lit­i­cal party on 6th Au­gust 2007.

PDP : Mak­ing a grace­ful exit

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