The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has decided to field its candidates who represented the party in the primary round for the general round of elections in Bhutan next month.
A Kuensel report stated quoting DNT president Lotay Tshering that while election laws allow candidates to swap parties after the primary round, the DNT office did not want to decide.
The report further quoted Tshering who had exuded confidence that going by the voting pattern of the primary round and the strength of the party’s candidates, their present strength looks to be good.
Of the 47 candidates, the party has five women candidates.
The youngest candidate is 25-years-old and the oldest is 63 years.
The last day for withdrawal of candidature for the general elections is September 24.
The two parties that secured the highest and second highest votes will have to nominate the candidates for the 47 constituencies to the respective returning officers. The last date for filling the nominations is September 21.
The scrutiny of nominations would be done by the returning officers of the respective constituency on the day immediately following the last date for filing of nominations that is on September 22.
It will be done in accordance with the Electoral Laws, rules and regulations while keeping the Election Commission informed on the candidatures and scrutiny, the report further added.