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Bhutan Times - - Editorial -

The third round of gen­eral elec­tion is round the cor­ner and by the end of next week some of the vot­ers would have ex­er­cised their adult fran­chise through the fa­cil­i­ta­tion booths and postal bal­lots. The vot­ers must use their knowl­edge and wis­dom to choose the right can­di­date. The two po­lit­i­cal par­ties are leav­ing no stones un­turned to woo the voter’s to vote for them. Most of the can­di­dates are push­ing for­ward their pledges with a hope that their party will get through the gen­eral elec­tion and form the gov­ern­ment.

Vot­ers are swayed to and fro and are left in the dilemma of the ex­pe­ri­enced party or giv­ing op­por­tu­nity to the new party. Of hav­ing voted for two par­lia­men­tary elec­tions al­ready our elec­torate has gained much ex­pe­ri­ence and will def­i­nitely mak­ing their right choice on the polling date.

Democ­racy has al­ways been con­sid­ered the best form of the gov­ern­ment as the ma­jor­ity wins the race. The peo­ple get the chance to elect the right can­di­date who can serve them and act like the bridge be­tween the peo­ple and the gov­ern­ment. The vot­ers can see the ca­pa­bil­ity and find out the most ca­pa­ble can­di­date and how he can serve the coun­try and the peo­ple.

There are ac­cu­sa­tions and counter ac­cu­sa­tions as the two par­ties made their way into the gen­eral rounds. The healthy dis­clo­sures among the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are good sign of democ­racy and we are mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion. With healthy dis­courses the pledges of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are made clearer and the vot­ers can de­cide to whom to vote.

But lately it has been ob­served the some of the can­di­dates has been tak­ing up the is­sues with the other party’s man­i­festos and pledges. The main pur­pose of the can­di­dates and the party now is to get their pledges to the peo­ple and if we talk about other par­ties pledges the main is­sues seems di­luted and our sole pur­pose is de­feated . This may not be healthy is a small so­ci­ety like ours.

The main pur­pose of elec­tion is to elect the right per­son who can serve the peo­ple and the na­tion and look for the fu­ture well be­ing and the se­cu­rity of our na­tion. How­ever by the way our elec­tions are go­ing we just fear of it caus­ing dishar­mony and fear in our closed net­ted so­ci­ety.

As Bhutanese we may come across these ob­sta­cles and keep­ing in mind the unity and the se­cu­rity of the coun­try we must move ahead.

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