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Incumbent Sangay Dorji takes Chukha 

Tashi Phuntsho | Phuntsholing

Chukha re-elected the 42-year-old former school principal and incumbent NC member Sangay Dorji yesterday. He won with 7,958 votes out of the 15,176 votes cast.

Sangay Dorji from Gedu village in Bongo beat his four opponents in both EVM votes and postal ballots. He secured 5,454 EVM votes and 2,504 postal ballots.

Damcho Gyeltshen from Loggchina Gewog secured 3,351 EVM votes and 790 postal ballots.

Hem Prasad Rai secured 1,615 EVM votes and 463 postal ballots. Phuentsoling Thromde’s Tandin Wangchuk got 883 EVM votes and 116 postal ballots.

The dzongkhag has 65 polling stations across 11 gewogs with a total of 28,022 registered voters including 14,162 females. Chukha saw 54 percent voter turnout.

Of the total postal ballots issued, the RO received 4,078 postal ballots. However, 186 were rejected.