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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



Note No. 159                          23.09.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan Update No. 24: The Refugee issue is not a numbers game


Note No. 155                         05.08.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan Update 23: Stale mate on the refugee question continues.


Note No. 152                         09.05.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan


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