Declaration of the Results of the National Council Elections, 2023 for the Fourth Parliament of Bhutan
With a voter turnout of 54.64 percent, the National Council Elections of 2023 has set the highest voter turnout record in the history of NC elections conducted so far.
As required under Section 444 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is pleased to hereby declare the election results of the Fourth National Council Elections held in the twenty Dzongkhags on 20th April 2023.
Out of the total of 89 candidates who contested the National Council Elections, the 20 candidates who have been successfully elected by the voters of the 20 Dzongkhags as their representatives in the National Council of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Bhutan are:
|Sl.No.||Dzongkhag||Name of Candidate||VPIC No.|
|9||Pema Gatshel||Jamyang Namgyal||10905003448|
|11||Samdrup Jongkhar||Tshewang Rinchen||11102004457|
|15||Trashi Yangtse||Sonam Tenzin||11603003344|
|19||Wangdue Phodrang||Phub Dorji||11905000395|
The registered voters and overall voter turnout information of the Fourth National Council Elections, 2023 in the 20 Dzongkhags are as follows:
a. Total registered voters = 485,811 (236,739 Male & 249,072 Female)
b. Total number of votes cast = 265,441 (130,636 Male & 134,805 Female)
i)EVM votes = 168,869 (81,156 Male & 87,713 Female)
ii)Postal votes = 96,572 (49,480 Male & 47,092 Female)
c. Voter turnout = 54.64 %
The details of the final results are available on the Election Commission’s web page https://www.ecb.bt/NCResults2023
Upon issuance of this Notification, the National Council shall be deemed to have been duly constituted under Section 452 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008.
The general public and all stakeholders may note that the Election Petition period of 10 working days starts from today and shall end on 5.p.m. of 5th May 2023.
Issued on the 1st Day of the 3rd Month of the Water Female Rabbit Year, corresponding to 21st April 2023.
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Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan