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Bhutan's opposition party scores upset win: local media

Bhutan's opposition People's Democratic Party stormed to an upset victory Saturday, a local news website reported, as voters gave their verdict on five years of democracy. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) had won 32 seats in the vote for parliament while the incumbent Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party had snared just 15 seats according to the website of Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel, as of 1830 GMT.

Bhutan's opposition party scores upset win: local media

Bhutan's opposition People's Democratic Party stormed to an upset victory Saturday, a local news website reported, as voters gave their verdict on five years of democracy. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) had won 31 seats in the vote for parliament while the incumbent Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party had snared just 14 seats according to the website of Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel, as of 1430 GMT.

Bhutan's opposition party scores upset win: local media

Bhutan's opposition People's Democratic Party stormed to an upset victory Saturday in elections as voters gave their verdict on five years of democracy, a local news website reported. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) had won 30 seats in the vote for parliament while the incumbent Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party had snared just 12 seats according to the website of Bhutan's national newspaper Kuensel, as of 8:00pm (1400 GMT).

Bhutan cements democracy with tight election race

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan concludes its second-ever election on Saturday, with the race to form a government too close to call as voters give their verdict on five years of democracy. The incumbent Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party is up against the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to lead the "land of the thunder dragon", after two other groups were knocked out in a primary voting round in May. Remote Bhutan's line of "dragon kings" ceded absolute power five years ago, introducing democracy to an electorate of fewer than 400,000 people.
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