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Nomination of Candidates for Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

Posted on :09 May 2018

9th May 2018: Nomination of Candidates for Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

As prescribed in the National Council Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 (Consolidated), the Honorable Members of the 3rd National Council submitted their Certification of Election to the Secretary General earlier today. The members also submitted the nominees for the post of Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

After the submission of the certificate, the Secretary General and the Director briefed the Honorable Members on the procedures for the election of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.

Later in the afternoon, the nominees for the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairpersons addressed the forum outlining their goals and strategies for the House if elected.

Following are the nominee for the Chairperson:

● Hon’ble Member Lhatu, Tashigang Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Nima, Bumthang Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Tshewang Rinzin, Thimphu Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Sangay Dorji, Chhukha Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Tashi Dorji, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Pema Dakpa, Zhemgang Dzongkhag

Following are the nominees for the post of Deputy Chairperson:

● Hon’ble Member Tashi Samdrup, Trongsa Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Ugyen Namgay, Haa Dzongkhag
● Hon’ble Member Jigme Wangchuk, Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag

Tomorrow the House will commence its First Sitting for 3rd National Council, during which the Hon. Chief Justice will administer the Oath of Office, sign Pledge of Non- Affiliation of Political Parties by the Honorable members and the election of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson.


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