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List of Prime Ministers of Bhutan

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The Prime Minister of Bhutan (Lyonchhen) is the head of government of Bhutan. The Prime Minister is nominated by the party that wins the most seats in the National Assembly and heads the executive cabinet, called the Lhengye Zhungtshog (Council of Ministers).

Prime Minister of Bhutan
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Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering on December 28, 2018 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Lotay Tshering

since 7 November 2018
AppointerJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
as King of Bhutan
Inaugural holderUgyen Dorji
(Chief Minister)
Jigme Palden Dorji
(Prime Minister)
Formation1907 (Chief Minister)
1952 (Prime Minister)

Contents

Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of BhutanEdit

Chief Ministers (Gongzim)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1   Raja
Ugyen Dorji
(1855–1916)
1907 22 June 1916 Independent
2   Raja
Sonam Topgay Dorji
(1896–1953)
1917 1952 Independent

Prime Ministers (Lyonchen)Edit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1   Jigme Palden Dorji
(1919–1964)
1952 5 April 1964
(Assassinated)
Independent
Vacant (5 April 1964–25 July 1964)
  Lhendup Dorji
(1935–2007)
Acting Prime Minister
25 July 1964 27 November 1964 Independent
Post Abolished (27 November 1964–20 July 1998)
2   Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
1st time
20 July 1998 9 July 1999 Independent
3   Sangay Ngedup
(1953–)
1st time
9 July 1999 20 July 2000 Independent
4   Yeshey Zimba
(1952–)
1st time
20 July 2000 8 August 2001 Independent
5   Khandu Wangchuk
(1950–)
1st time
8 August 2001 14 August 2002 Independent
6   Kinzang Dorji
(1951–)
1st time
14 August 2002 30 August 2003 Independent
(2)   Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
2nd time
30 August 2003 18 August 2004 Independent
(4)   Yeshey Zimba
(1952–)
2nd time
18 August 2004 5 September 2005 Independent
(3)   Sangay Ngedup
(1953–)
2nd time
5 September 2005 7 September 2006 Independent
(5)   Khandu Wangchuk
(1950–)
2nd time
7 September 2006 31 July 2007 Independent
(6)   Kinzang Dorji
(1951–)
2nd time
31 July 2007 9 April 2008 Independent
Democratically elected
(2)   Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
3rd time
9 April 2008 28 April 2013 Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party
  Sonam Tobgye
(1949–)
Chief Advisor
28 April 2013 27 July 2013 Independent
7   Tshering Tobgay
(1965–)
27 July 2013 9 August 2018 People's Democratic Party
  Tshering Wangchuk
(19–)
Chief Advisor
9 August 2018 7 November 2018 Independent
8   Lotay Tshering
(1968–)
7 November 2018 Bhutan United Party

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