Ac­cept­ing the peo­ple‘s ver­dict

Bhutan Times - - Editorial -

T he peo­ple have given their ver­dict in the polls re­sults. The two par­ties will be go­ing for gen­eral round about a month's time from now. It has been a tough fight be­tween the four po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

The re­sult shows that peo­ple have voted for a change as we have seen from the pat­tern of the votes gar­nered by each party. The rul­ing party had ac­cepted the peo­ple's ver­dict and had gra­ciously ex­ited the race. The pres­i­dent of the party had con­grat­u­lated the two par­ties who qual­i­fied for the gen­eral elec­tions.

Some ob­servers who are closely fol­low­ing the elec­tion said that in­cum­bency fac­tors for the rul­ing party with re­gard to their in­abil­ity to han­dle un­em­ploy­ment is­sues, sus­tain­abil­ity is­sue of cen­tral schools and do­ing away with the pre­lim­i­nary exam hit them hard.

The other ob­ser­va­tion from the pri­mary round re­sults in­di­cate that even some of the min­is­ters of the rul­ing party failed to gar­ner enough votes in their own con­stituency as com­pared to other par­ties. It clearly in­di­cates that our min­is­ters had done too lit­tle for the peo­ple in their own con­stituen­cies, for­get­ting about serv­ing the na­tion.

As Bhutanese democ­racy turns a decade old, the vot­ers are ed­u­cated and well in­formed about the vi­sion and the mis­sion of the par­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing in the gen­eral elec­tion.

The peo­ple have taken the pain to cast the vote de­spite many hard­ships to choose the right leader who can serve them with all their heart and soul.

The two wining par­ties of Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa and Druk Phue­suem Tshogpa will again go for the gen­eral elec­tions next month. Hav­ing had to go through the same process again we might see poor voter turnout in the com­mon fo­rums around the King­dom as the vot­ers know that with ever party comes to power makes lit­tle dif­fer­ence for them. With the har­vest sea­son around the cor­ner the par­tic­i­pa­tion will be lessen as they can­not af­ford to lose their yearly har­vest to eas­ily.

These two par­ties will try all their best to woo as many vot­ers as pos­si­ble and with our voter's through their wisdom and knowl­edge will al­ways press the right but­ton. There will def­i­nitely be a di­vi­sion in our so­ci­ety be­tween the two party sup­port­ers and at the end the mass will take the right de­ci­sion.

As per move ahead for the gen­eral elec­tion in a month's time or so, peo­ple with their full trust and con­fi­dence will vote for the right party. Which­ever party comes to power serve our peo­ple with dig­nity and hon­our as they are the ones who needed your ser­vices at the most.

Oth­er­wise you may meet the same fate af­ter five years from now.

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