Yeshey Zimba

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Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba (born 10 October 1952) is a political figure from Bhutan. He was Prime Minister (Chairman of the Council of Ministers) of Bhutan two times: first from 2000 to 2001; then from 20 August 2004 to 5 September 2005. During this period, each minister took turns holding the chairmanship for one year.

He completed his high school in North Point School and got his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling, an affiliate of the University of North Bengal. Yeshey later graduated with a MA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Zimba served as Minister of Trade and Industry until resigning in mid-2007 to participate in the March 2008 general election.[1] Following the election, he became Minister of Works and Human Settlement on 11 April 2008.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caretaker prime minister appointed in Bhutan", Indo-Asian News Service (hindustantimes.com), 3 August 2007.
  2. ^ Rinzin Wangchuk, "His Majesty confers Dakyen on new cabinet", Kuensel Online, 12 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Thinley takes over as Premier", The Hindu, 11 April 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sangay Ngedup
Prime Minister of Bhutan
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Khandu Wangchuk
Preceded by
Jigme Thinley
Prime Minister of Bhutan
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Sangay Ngedup