July 27, 2007

Bhutan's Prime Minister Resigns Ahead of First Elections

The Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk and six of his cabinet ministers resigned yesterday to enter politics when the Himalayan kingdom holds its first parliamentary elections next year as part of a historic shift from monarchy to democracy.
“I on behalf of six other ministers submitted our resignation from our current posts to His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck to join the political process. The seven of us will leave our current position from Aug 6,” the prime minister was quoted as saying by the government-run television.

Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk said he would hand over the office of the prime minister to the minister of works and human settlement Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji.

The transformation from monarchy to democracy is the culmination of a plan by former king Jigme Singye Wangchuck - who handed his crown to his young Oxford-educated son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in December - to change with the times and to relinquish absolute rule.

As Bhutan gears for the Democracy in 2008, People are more into politics and can hear the buzz all around within Bhutan. Bhutan Will held it's first election in February 2008.

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