Bhutan: Center-Left Party Scores Big Win in Country's 3rd Parliamentary Election

Oct 19, 2018 | 21:09 GMT


Voters in the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan have ushered a new party into power during the country's third elections since transitioning to democracy a decade ago. On Oct. 18, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, a center-left party founded in 2013, won 30 of the 47 seats in Bhutan's National Assembly. Party leader Lotay Tshering will serve as the South Asian country's next prime minister after running a successful campaign focused on unemployment, health care and inequality. He likely will seek ways to explore more cooperation with China while being careful to avoid upsetting India, which lavishes Bhutan with foreign aid....

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