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Polling going on smoothly in Bhutan elections

May 31, 2013

The voters will decide the fate of the four parties, out of which the ones scoring the highest and second highest votes candidates will again face off on the 13th of July.

In Bhutan, polling is on for the primary round of the elections to the forty- seven member National Assembly. Election Commission Spokesman Sherap Zangpo said that polling in all the eight hundred and fifty stations is on smoothly.

The voters will decide the fate of the four parties, out of which the ones scoring the highest and second highest votes candidates will again face off on the 13th of July. In order to allow voters to cast their vote government has declared a public holiday today.

The postal ballots from both across the country and abroad were received till yesterday evening and the counting of all the ballots will take place once polling comes to a close at 5pm today.

This is for the first time a primary round of voting is taking place as there were only two parties contesting in the elections held in 2008. The official results will,be announced tomorrow

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