2018 Bhutanese National Assembly election

National Assembly elections were held in Bhutan in 2018; the first round was held on 15 September and the second round on 18 October.[3]

2018 Bhutanese National Assembly election

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All 47 seats in the National Assembly
24 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.46%[1]
  First party Second party
  Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering on December 28, 2018 (cropped).jpg
DPT
Leader Lotay Tshering Pema Gyamtsho
Party DNT DPT
Leader since 14 May 2018[2] 3 December 2013
Leader's seat South Thimphu Chhoekhor-Tang
Last election 17.04%, 0 seats 45.12%, 15 seats
Seats before 0 15
Seats won 30 17
Seat change Increase 30 Increase 2

2018 Bhutanese National Assembly election - First round results by constituency (vote share).svg
2018 Bhutanese National Assembly election - Second round results by constituency (vote share).svg

Prime Minister before election

Tshering Tobgay
PDP

Prime Minister-designate

Lotay Tshering
DNT

The ruling People's Democratic Party of former Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay came third in the first round of voting, unexpectedly failing to advance to the second round and resulting in it losing all 32 seats.[4] The second round was a contest between the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, the only other party with parliamentary representation, and the unrepresented Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, which received the most votes in the first round.

Electoral systemEdit

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.[5]

ResultsEdit

 
PartyFirst roundSecond roundSeats+/–
Votes%Votes%
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa92,72231.85172,26854.9530+30
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa90,02030.92141,20545.0517+2
People's Democratic Party79,88327.440–32
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party28,4739.780New
Total291,098100.00313,473100.00470
Registered voters/turnout438,663438,663
Source: ECB First round, ECB Second round

By constituencyEdit

Constituency Electorate First round Second round
Party Votes % Candidate Votes %
Athang-Thedtsho 9,918 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,131 Kinley Wangchuk 4,001
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,813 Nim Gyeltshen 3,134
People's Democratic Party 2,336
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 778
Bardo-Trong 10,789 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,358 Gyambo Tshering 3,633
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,581 Sonam Leki 3,507
People's Democratic Party 2,254
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 796
Bartsham-Shongphu 11,302 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,741 Passang Dorji 4,099
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,404 Tenzin Lekphell 3,561
People's Democratic Party 1,941
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 382
Bji-Kar-Tshog-Uesu 4,173 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 964 Ugen Tenzin 1,879
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 370 Sonam Tobgay 888
People's Democratic Party 1,185
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 441
Bongo-Chapchha 14,320 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,139 Tshewang Lhamo 6,632
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,273 Pempa 3,479
People's Democratic Party 4,413
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 822
Boomdeling-Jamkhar 9,212 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,471 Dupthob 3,541
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,701 Sangay Dorji 2,710
People's Democratic Party 1,567
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 402
Chhoekhor-Tang 6,051 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,540 Pema Gyamtsho 3,251
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 921 Dawa 1,536
People's Democratic Party 1,048
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 237
Chhumig-Ura 3,785 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 968 Karma Wangchuk 1,433
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 699 Phuntsho Namgey 1,415
People's Democratic Party 894
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 235
Dewathang-Gomdar 14,587 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 4,020 Ugyen Dorji 5,367
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,432 Thinley Namgay 5,144
People's Democratic Party 1,880
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 1,506
Dokar-Sharpa 8,684 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,528 Namgay Tshering 4,155
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,009 Chencho Dorji 2,112
People's Democratic Party 2,389
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 606
Dophuchen-Tading 13,231 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,453 Loknath Sharma 5,069
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,679 Thakur Singh Powdyel 4,532
People's Democratic Party 1,648
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 958
Draagteng-Langthil 5,879 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,299 Gyem Dorji 1,979
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 897 Ugyen Namgyal 1,906
People's Democratic Party 1,305
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 452
Dramedtse-Ngatshang 13,278 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 4,694 Ugyen Wangdi 5,602
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,844 Jigme Dorji 3,690
People's Democratic Party 1,644
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 853
Drukjeygang-Tseza 12,505 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,929 Jurmi Wangchuk 6,087
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,152 Migma Dorji 2,939
People's Democratic Party 2,642
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 1,111
Gangzur-Minjey 8,395 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,134 Kinga Penjor 3,026
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,504 Tshering Dorji 2,638
People's Democratic Party 1,302
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 507
Gelegphu 17,242 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,488 Karma Donnen Wangdi 6,691
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 3,368 Pema Tashi 5,433
People's Democratic Party 2,436
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 1,466
Jomotshangkha-Martshala 11,239 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 3,361 Norbu Wangzom 4,372
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,565 Ugyen Dorji 3,547
People's Democratic Party 1,961
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 604
Kabisa-Talog 10,015 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,284 Tshencho Wangdi 4,294
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,193 Kinley Wangchuk 2,459
People's Democratic Party 2,738
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 639
Kanglung-Samkhar-Udzorong 11,125 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,741 Samdrup R Wangchuk 3,866
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,350 Tenzin Namgyel 3,838
People's Democratic Party 1,941
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 450
Kengkhar-Weringla 10,856 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 3,487 Rinzin Jamtsho 4,385
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,292 Kunzang Drukpa 3,246
People's Democratic Party 956
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 485
Khamdang-Ramjar 9,176 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,742 Kuenga Loday 3,602
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,770 Karma Gyeltshen 2,821
People's Democratic Party 1,242
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 418
Khar-Yurung 9,589 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 4,066 Tshering Chhoden 4,738
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,489 Ugyen Tshewang 2,045
People's Democratic Party 411
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 393
Khatoed-Laya 1,023 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 407 Tenzin 588
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 85 Changa Dawa 268
People's Democratic Party 278
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 50
Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang 12,151 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,073 Bimal Thapa 6,681
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,419 Yangkhu Tshering Sherpa 2,965
People's Democratic Party 2,435
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 760
Lamgong-Wangchang 10,000 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,113 Ugyen Tshering 3,566
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,387 Phub Tshering 3,496
People's Democratic Party 2,081
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 539
Lhamoi Dzingkha-Tashiding 12,065 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,135 Hemant Gurung 6,257
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 874 Prem Kumar Khatiwara 2,588
People's Democratic Party 2,520
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 634
Lingmukha-Toedwang 6,934 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,985 Tandi Dorji 3,154
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,337 Sonam Wangyel Wang 2,082
People's Democratic Party 1,196
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 605
Maenbi-Tsaenkhar 8,186 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,951 Choki Gyeltshen 2,941
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,620 Tshering Phuntsho 2,579
People's Democratic Party 1,216
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 440
Monggar 10,455 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,056 Sherub Gyeltshen 3,763
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,601 Karma Lhamo 3,686
People's Democratic Party 2,045
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 584
Nanong-Shumar 9,457 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 3,516 Lungten Namgyel 4,311
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,513 Pema Wangda 2,132
People's Democratic Party 845
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 482
Nganglam 7,095 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 3,516 Choida Jamtsho 3,576
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,513 Karma Dorji 1,976
People's Democratic Party 516
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 223
North Thimphu-Thromde-Kawang-Lingzhi-Naro-Soe 6,604 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,211 Dechen Wangmo 2,276
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,134 Lily Wangchuk 2,102
People's Democratic Party 1,333
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 540
Nubi-Tangsibji 4,371 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,150 Yeshey Penjor 1,677
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,014 Nidup Zangpo 1,537
People's Democratic Party 659
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 326
Nyishog-Saephu 10,166 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,033 Wangchuk Namgyel 4,388
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,208 Chimmi Jamtsho 3,061
People's Democratic Party 2,530
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 935
Pangbang 7,778 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,559 Dorji Wangdi 2,984
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,151 Tshering 2,525
People's Democratic Party 1,241
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 333
Phuentshogling 10,737 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,685 Jai Bir Rai 5,586
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 983 Tashi 2,380
People's Democratic Party 2,364
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 801
Phentshogpelri-Samtse 10,806 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,045 Ganesh Ghimiray 5,332
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 963 Kamal Dan Chamling 2,557
People's Democratic Party 2,463
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 1,054
Radhi-Sagteng 9,874 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,117 Dorji Tshering 3,550
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,392 Tashi Dorji 3,317
People's Democratic Party 1,320
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 729
Sangbaykha 3,645 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 312 Dorjee Wangmo 1,536
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 315 Tshewang Rinzin 857
People's Democratic Party 1,690
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 103
Sergithang-Tsirangtoed 11,545 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,706 Garja Man Rai 6,077
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,416 Kewal Ram Adhikari 2,945
People's Democratic Party 2,409
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 613
Shompangkha 12,941 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,271 Tek Bahadur Rai 7,018
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,342 Deo Kumar Rimal 2,862
People's Democratic Party 2,519
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 983
South Thiumphu-Thromde-Chang-Darkarkla-Genyen-Maedwang 7,802 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,211 Lotay Tshering 3,662
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,134 Kinley Tshering 1,978
People's Democratic Party 1,333
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 540
Tashichhoeling 12,966 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 3,177 Dil Maya Rai 6,032
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,155 Durga Prasad Chhetri 3,449
People's Democratic Party 2,610
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 1,145
Thrimshing 7,019 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,431 Ugyen Dorji 2,646
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 1,712 Chenga Tshering 2,459
People's Democratic Party 1,523
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 277
Ugyentse-Yoeseltse 10,357 Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 2,375 Dinesh Kumar Pradhan 5,353
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 896 Lila Pradhan 2,054
People's Democratic Party 2,208
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 739
Wamrong 8,294 Druk Phuensum Tshogpa 2,083 Karma Thinley 2,980
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa 1,625 Jigme Wangdi 2,622
People's Democratic Party 1,130
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party 502
Source: ECB (first round), ECB (second round)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NA 2018 general election sees a record voter turnout of 71.46%". Oct 19, 2018.
  2. ^ DNT elects Dr. Lotay Tshering as President and Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen as Vice President
  3. ^ Bhutan announces dates for 3rd general elections Business Standard, 19 August 2018
  4. ^ Bhutan PM’s party ousted in election The Hindu, 15 September 2018
  5. ^ Electoral system IPU