Bhutanese National Assembly Election 2018 results Candidate Dates voting live

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Bhutanese National Assembly Election 2018 results Candidate Dates voting live

Bhutanese National Assembly Election Dates 2018

Bhutanese National Assembly Election Date: 18 October 2018

Elections in Bhutan are conducted at national (Parliamentary) and local levels. Suffrage is universal for citizens 18 and over, and under applicable election laws. In national elections, political party participation is mainly restricted to the lower house of Parliament, and by extension, to the executive nominated by its majority.

Bhutan has a national bicameral parliamentary legislature. The National Assembly of Bhutan is the lower house of Parliament and has 47 members as of 2011. The maximum number of seats at any time is 55, with each member representing a single-seat constituency. Between 2008 and 2011, 45 seats were won by the ruling Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party (DPT) and 2 were taken by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP).

The National Council of Bhutan, the upper house of Parliament, has 20 nonpartisan members popularly elected by each dzongkhag and 5 members appointed by the King of Bhutan. The National Council was first elected on 31 December 2007.

Bhutan also conducts elections for offices in local governments. Dzongkhags (districts), Gewogs (village blocks), and Thromdes (municipalities), all elect members of local administrative governments with varying degrees of authority.

Prior to 2007, Bhutan had a unicameral national parliament known as the Tshogdu. Parliament became bicameral under the Constitution of 2008 and with the kingdom's first National Assembly election the same year.

Bhutanese National Assembly Election Voting Live 2018 

1. Next Upcoming National Assembly Election will be on 18 October 2018.

2. Bhutan to vote in primary election round on Saturday

3. Out of the 188 candidates in the 2018 National Assembly primary elections, only 19 are women (10.1%).

4. Secrecy of votes guaranteed: ECB.

Electoral system of Bhutan

The 47 members of the National Assembly are elected from single-member constituencies. Primary elections are held in which voters cast votes for parties. The top two parties are then able to field candidates in the main round of voting, in which members are elected using first-past-the-post voting.

Bhutan parties and leaders


Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa

Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party

People's Democratic Party

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party


Bhutanese election results


Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes % Seats +/–
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 92,722 31.85        
Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party 90,020 30.92        
People's Democratic Party 79,883 27.44   0 –32
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 28,473 9.78 0 New
Total 291,098 100        
Registered voters/turnout 438,663 66.36    

Bhutanese past election results 

Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes % Seats +/–
People's Democratic Party 68,650 32.53 138,760 54.88 32 +30
Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party 93,949 44.52 114,093 45.12 15 −30
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 35,962 17.04  
Druk Chirwang Tshogpa 12,457 5.90
Total 211,018 100 252,853 100 47 0
Registered voters/turnout 381,790 55.27 381,790 66.23

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