Sunday, July 14, 2013

Young democracy with young MPs

Being a constitutional monarchy since 2008, Bhutan is probably the world's youngest democracy. Yesterday, the country’s second parliamentary elections saw a voter turnout of 66% and the people of Bhutan elected the former opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to form the new government. PDP was the world's smallest opposition with only two seats in the National Assembly between 2008 and 2013, but this time they won 32 seats out of 47. 

Among their newly elected representatives, there is a young film actress Kezang D Wangmo who has played in several popular feature films in Bhutan, recently in director Karma Tshering's new movie Karma.

Tshering Tobgay, PDP party leader with his family
Kezang D Wangmo

See detailed results of the elections HERE

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