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Bhutan: Post Election Scenario: Update No. 99

Note No. 692                                          Dated 19-Aug-2013
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is generally believed both inside Bhutan and outside that Indian action in withdrawing subsidies at the crucial moment was responsible for the change of regime that was unexpected. This may not be true but this perception is widespread.
 

National Elections: Bhutan Springs a Surprise: Update No. 98

Note No. 690                 Dated 15-July-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
In the second national elections, Bhutan sprang a surprise by electing the PDP which had just two seats in the last elections with 32 seats out of a total of 47 this time.  The former ruling party DPT could manage only 15 out of 45 they had earlier.
 

Bhutan Goes through Primary Round of National Elections: Update No.97

Note No. 686                    Dated 27-June-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It should be no surprise that Bhutan went through the primary round of second National Elections on 29th May, without any major incident relating to law and order or any major violation of the election code. 
 

Bhutan: Schedule for Second Parliamentary Elections Announced: Update No. 96

Note No. 683                                               Dated 22-May-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Election Commission of Bhutan officially announced the schedule of National Assembly Elections. 

As laid down in the Constitution the election will be in two stages.  In the first stage, two of the four parties who poll the maximum in the election to be held on 31 May will be chosen for the second stage to be held on July 13.

BHUTAN: Getting Ready for the 2nd General Elections: Update No. 95

Note No. 667                                   Dated 15-Nov-2012

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Though still a few months away, Bhutan is in the grip of the "election fever." Four new political parties are likely to join the fray. Even candidates for some of the constituencies are being discussed in the media.

What should be worrying the government is not about democracy which is taking deep roots, but the economy that still appears to be in trouble.

Is Bhutan moving towards Constitutional monarchy? Too early to say- Update 26.

 

Note No. 165                          21.11.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

OPTIONS FOR THE BHUTANESE REFUGEES IN NEPAL- Update No. 25.

 

Note No. 159                          23.09.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

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