Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa

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Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa

PresidentLotay Tshering
SpokespersonTandi Dorji
FounderUgen Tsechup Dorji[1]
Tenzin Lekphell[2]
Founded20 January 2013 (5 years ago) (2013-01-20)
HeadquartersThimphu, Bhutan
IdeologySocial democracy[3]
Political positionCentre-left
SloganNarrowing the Gap
Seats in the National Assembly
30 / 47

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (Dzongkha: འབྲུག་མཉམ་རུབ་ཚོགས་པ་; Wylie: ’brug nyam-rub tshogs-pa; abbreviated DNT), called Social Democrat Party until 2012[4] is one of the five registered political parties in Bhutan. It was registered on 20 January 2013.[5]

National assembly elections[edit]

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa contested the national assembly elections of 2013 and 2018.

2013 national assembly elections[edit]

In the primary round of the 2nd National Assembly elections held in 2013, the DNT had 35,962 votes and came third place,[6] and so could not take part in the final round. However the then party president, Aum Dorji Choden, who placed first in her constituency, as well as several other DNT candidates who placed second in their own constuencies, resigned from the party to become successful candidates for the People's Democratic Party in the final round.

2018 national assembly elections[edit]

In the 2018 elections, the party won 30 seats with 54.95% of the votes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ":: Bhutan DNC -Recent Updates". www.bhutandnc.com.
  2. ^ "Know your candidate: Trashigang".
  3. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa: A new party in a new avatar" The Bhutanese
  5. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "2nd National Parliamentary Elections Primary Round Results". BBS online. Archived from the original on 13 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.

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