August 15, 2007

Lyonpo Jigmi Y Thinley elected as party president

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) unanimously elected the former home minister, Lyonpo Jigmi Y Thinley, as the party president in a meeting held in Thimphu, today.

More than 351 members of the party attended the general meeting and all the members voted ‘Yes’ for Lyonpo Jigmi Thinley.

Thanking the party members Lyonpo Jigmi Thinley said that the party’s goal was to make DPT a unique party with the highest ethical standards and translate His Majesty’s vision to a reality.

The party is yet to appoint their secretary general and announce their constituency candidates. The party is scheduled to conduct a workshop for possible candidates and coordinators tomorrow, August 16 to discuss the party charter, discuss election rules and regulations, major national policies and issues, party culture and tradition and electoral campaign strategies.

A party spokesperson said that DPT will also establish a treasury committee, campaign committee, fund raising committee, information and publications committee and disciplinary committee.

The party submitted its application to register as a political party with the Election Commission of Bhutan this afternoon. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) submitted its application to register on August 6.
Source : Kuenselonline

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