A Bumpy Road
The transition to democracy in Bhutan is still on unsure ground and has many barriers to cross.
Is it still early for Bhutan to seek democracy?
Democracy ensures meaningful participation of the masses in state affairs, welfare for all, rule of law, freedom of expression and respect of human rights. This requires responsible and accountable state structures — political, judicial and administrative. The will of the people reflects through general elections in which eligible voters exercise their right of franchise. The elected representatives after elections work towards fulfilling the agenda for which they get a mandate from the majority. Though the process seems simple but in practice