Bhutan opposition wins parliamentary elections
GAUHATI, India (AP) - Bhutan’s main opposition party, which campaigned on developing stronger ties with neighbour India, has won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and will take over power in the tiny Himalayan nation.
The People’s Democratic Party won 32 seats in the 47-member National Assembly in the elections held Saturday, Chief Election Commissioner Kunzang Wangdi announced on Sunday.
The ruling Peace and Prosperity Party won 15 seats.
The elected members of parliament belonging to the PDP were expected to meet over the next few days to choose their parliamentary leader, with Mr Tshering Tobgay is likely to be named prime minister of the new government. He was opposition leader in the outgoing parliament.