Bhutan's PDP opposition wins second-ever parliamentary election

London, July 14 (ANI): Bhutan's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has beat the ruling Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party to win the second-ever parliamentary election in the country.

The PDP won 32 of the country's 47 parliamentary seats, results posted on the official website of Bhutan's Election Commission said.

According to the BBC, the DPT, which won the last election in 2008, only secured 15 seats in the poll.

PDP leader Tshering Tobgay is likely to be named the prime minister of the new government.

Officials said that the turnout was high at about 80 percent.

The country's struggling economy and ties with neighbouring India were key issues in the campaign.

Bhutan has been a democracy since 2008, when the king voluntarily relinquished his absolute power, the report added. (ANI)


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