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15 Sep 2018 | 03:39 PM UTC

Bhutan: Parliamentary elections on September 15 and October 18

Bhutan News Alert

Parliamentary elections held September 15 with a second round on October 18; political rallies to be anticipated in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Thimphu). COUNTRY/REGION Bhutan


The first round of parliamentary elections was held throughout Bhutan on Saturday, September 15, as voters decide which parties will field candidates in the second round of voting which will take place on October 18. Demonstrations and political rallies are to be anticipated in the days and weeks leading up to the vote. An increased security presence is likely at any election-related event.  


Individuals in Bhutan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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