1. Inhalt
  2. Navigation
  3. Weitere Inhalte
  4. Metanavigation
  5. Suche
  6. Choose from 30 Languages

Asia

Bhutan Goes to the Polls

The people of Bhutan have voted in their first parliamentary polls. The election marks a crucial step in the country’s transition from absolute monarchy to democracy. The process of democratisation was proposed by the royal family itself. Two parties contested the polls: the Bhutan United Party and the People's Democratic Party. Both parties have promised to boost growth and development.

Bhutanese King Jigme Singye Wangchuk has introduced a series of political reforms since 1998

Bhutanese King Jigme Singye Wangchuk has introduced a series of political reforms since 1998