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Foreign Minister of Bhutan Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk calls on the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on June 7, 2004

Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk (born 24 November 1950 in Paro) is a political figure in Bhutan. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.[1] He was Chairman of the Council (Prime Minister) from 2001 until 2002. On 7 September 2006, he became Prime Minister again; he was then replaced by Kinzang Dorji on 2 August 2007, after Wangchuk resigned to participate in the 2008 election as a member of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) political party.[2] He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007.

Following the DPT's victory in the March 2008 election, Wangchuk became Minister of Economic Affairs on April 11, 2008.[3][4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campus of the distinguished (Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuck)". Bhutan Observer. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Caretaker prime minister appointed in Bhutan" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, Indo-Asian News Service (hindustantimes.com), 3 August 2007.
  3. ^ Rinzin Wangchuk, "His Majesty confers Dakyen on new cabinet", Kuensel Online, April 12, 2008.
  4. ^ "Thinley takes over as Premier", Press Trust of India (The Hindu), 11 April 2008.
  5. ^ Curriculum Vitae
  6. ^ Curriculum Vitae

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yeshey Zimba
Prime Minister of Bhutan
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Kinzang Dorji
Preceded by
Sangay Ngedup
Prime Minister of Bhutan
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Kinzang Dorji