Kinzang Dorji

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Kinzang Dorji
Prime Minister Kinzang Dorji of Bhutan.jpg
Prime Minister of Bhutan
In office
3 August 2007 – 9 April 2008
Monarch Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Preceded by Khandu Wangchuk
Succeeded by Jigme Thinley
In office
14 August 2002 – 30 August 2003
Monarch Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Preceded by Khandu Wangchuk
Succeeded by Jigme Thinley
Personal details
Born (1951-02-19) 19 February 1951 (age 66)
Chhali Gewog, Bhutan
Religion Buddhism

Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji (born 19 February 1951) is a two-time former Prime Minister of Bhutan from 2002 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2008.

Dorji served as Prime Minister from August 14, 2002 to August 30, 2003. He was Minister of Works and Human Settlement before being sworn in as Prime Minister again, in a caretaker capacity, on August 2, 2007. This followed the resignations of Prime Minister Khandu Wangchuk and other ministers, who intended to stand in the 2008 general election.[1] Following the election, held in March 2008, Dorji was succeeded by Jigme Thinley on April 9, 2008.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Khandu Wangchuk
Prime Minister of Bhutan
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Jigme Thinley
Preceded by
Khandu Wangchuk
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Jigme Thinley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caretaker prime minister appointed in Bhutan", Indo-Asian News Service (hindustantimes.com), 3 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Thinley takes over as Premier", The Hindu, April 11, 2008.