Bhutan

Bhutan to beef up security for national elections

Sep 1, 2018
THIMPHU : The Bhutanese government has decided to beef up security across the Himalayan nation and seal all international land borders on September 14-15 in view of the National Assembly elections.
 
The Chief Election Security Coordinator said that security checks will be carried out on September 10 and has asked everyone to carry their identity cards.
 
“All the international borders (land) and routes (entry and exit) will be sealed and no movement will be allowed from 6 am on September 14, to 6 pm on September 15, 2018,” the notice said.
 
The Election Commission of Bhutan has announced October 18 as the date for the third general elections.
 
Prior to the general round, a primary election round would be held between four aspiring political parties on September 15. After that, only two parties will be selected to compete in the general round.

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