List of Prime Ministers of Bhutan

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Prime Minister of Bhutan
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Tshering Tobgay.jpg
Incumbent
Tshering Tobgay

since 30 July 2013
Appointer Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
as King of Bhutan
Inaugural holder Ugyen Dorji
(Chief Minister)
Jigme Palden Dorji
(Prime Minister)
Formation 1907 (Chief Minister)
1952 (Prime Minister)
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Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Bhutan[edit]

Below appears a list of Chief Ministers (Gongzim) and Prime Ministers (Lonchen) of Bhutan. Where a Prime Minister served more than a term, the number of separate terms served is given in parentheses.

Chief Ministers (Gongzim)[edit]

# Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 No image.png Raja Ugyen Dorji
(1855–1916)
1907 22 June 1916 Nonpartisan
2 No image.png Raja Sonam Topgay Dorji
(1896–1953)
1917 1952 Nonpartisan

Prime Ministers (Lonchen)[edit]

# Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 No image.png Jigme Palden Dorji
(1919–1964)
1952 5 April 1964 Nonpartisan
Vacant (5 April 1964–25 July 1964)
No image.png Lhendup Dorji
(Acting)
(1935–2007)
25 July 1964 27 November 1964 Nonpartisan
Post Abolished (27 November 1964–20 July 1998)
2 No image.png Jigme Thinley (1/3)
(1952– )
20 July 1998 9 July 1999 Nonpartisan
3 Sangay Ngedup 2005.jpg Sangay Ngedup (1/2)
(1953– )
9 July 1999 20 July 2000 Nonpartisan
4 No image.png Yeshey Zimba (1/2)
(1952– )
20 July 2000 8 August 2001 Nonpartisan
5 No image.png Khandu Wangchuk (1/2)
(1950– )
8 August 2001 14 August 2002 Nonpartisan
6 Prime Minister Kinzang Dorji of Bhutan.jpg Kinzang Dorji (1/2)
(1951– )
14 August 2002 30 August 2003 Nonpartisan
(2) No image.png Jigme Thinley (2/3)
(1952– )
30 August 2003 18 August 2004 Nonpartisan
(4) No image.png Yeshey Zimba (2/2)
(1952– )
18 August 2004 5 September 2005 Nonpartisan
(3) Sangay Ngedup 2005.jpg Sangay Ngedup (2/2)
(1953– )
5 September 2005 7 September 2006 Nonpartisan
(5) No image.png Khandu Wangchuk (2/2)
(1950– )
7 September 2006 31 July 2007 Nonpartisan
(6) Prime Minister Kinzang Dorji of Bhutan.jpg Kinzang Dorji (2/2)
(1951– )
31 July 2007 9 April 2008 Nonpartisan
(2) No image.png Jigme Thinley (3/3)
(1952– )
9 April 2008 30 July 2013 Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party
7 Tshering Tobgay.jpg Tshering Tobgay
(1965– )
30 July 2013 Incumbent People's Democratic Party

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