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Declaration of the Results of the Bye-Elections in Trashigang and Monggar Dzongkhags

The Election Commission of Bhutan hereby declares, as required under Section 457 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, the Election Results of the Bye-Elections for the post of Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa in Brekha_Merengzor Demkhong, Khaling Gewog under Trashigang Dzongkhag and Gup in Monggar Demkhong under Monggar Dzongkhag at the Polls held on 17th of February 2015 as follows;

 

1. Trashigang
The overall Voter Turnout and Registered Voter informationis as follows:

Name

Gewog

CID

Demkhong

Photo

Remark

Sonam Choden

Khaling

11505001330

Brekha_Merengzor

 

Elected

 

2. Monggar

Tshewang Dorji, CID No. 1071300333 of Monggar Gewog was not elected having received 331 “NO” votes and 308 “YES” votes with no postal ballots.

 

1. Brekha_Merengzor Demkhong

a) Total Registered Voters = 442

YES NO TOTAL
Total Number of Votes Cast = 49 1 50
i) EVM 49 1 50
Postal Ballot 0 0 0
Voter Turnout (%) = 11.31

 

 

2. Monggar Demkhong

a) Total Registered voters =3335

YES NO TOTAL
Total Number of Votes Cast = 308 331 639
Voter Turnout (%) = 19.16

 

 

Overall Voter Turnout =18.24

 

 

The details of the Final Results are available on the Election Commission’s website:http://www.election-bhutan.org.bt/?page_id=2261.

 

It is being notified that as per Section 580 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, a member elected to fill a casual vacancy shall only serve for the remainder of the predecessor’s term of office.

 

In view of non-election as required under section 576, fresh elections shall be called for the post of Gup of Monggar Gewog as per section 577 and 578 of the Election Act, 2008

 

The general public is also advised that the Election Petition period starts from today, the 17th of February 2015 and shall end at 5 P.M on 6th of March 2015.

 

Issued on the Twenty eighth Day of the Twelfth Month of the Wood Female Sheep Year corresponding to 17th of February 2015.

 

By Order,

(Kunzang Wangdi)

Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

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