Bhutan's opposition party embraces new leadership

Zhemgang’s Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi will lead the sixteen-member opposition party as the new Opposition Leader (OL) in the National Assembly for the remaining three years of the tenure

Sep 08, 2020
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Zhemgang’s Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi will lead the sixteen-member opposition party as the new Opposition Leader (OL) in the National Assembly for the remaining three years of the tenure.

The party secretariat sought the endorsement of his nomination from the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) members due to Covid-19 safety protocols, according to officials from the party secretariat. The outgoing OL Pema Gysmtsho (PhD) also officially handed over the office yesterday.

Dorji Wangdi was the lone candidate for the post and it was learnt that there was a consensus among the DPT MPs to appoint him as the OL.

The effectiveness of the Opposition Party to play a constructive role and hold the government accountable largely depends on the leadership of the OL. The Constitution mandates the Opposition Party to ensure that the government and the ruling party function in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, provide good governance and strive to promote the national interest and fulfill the aspirations of the people.

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