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Bhutan Elections: Watch and Wait Best Case Option for India

With the primary round of elections to the National Assembly on 15 September, 2018 throwing up a surprise there is some consternation in the media in New Delhi with warnings that India must guard the turf, as its interests would be undermined if political parties who are not in favour of New Delhi come to power in Thimpu. There is some truth in this argument as in the past the political parties in power in Bhutan had indulged in short periods of perceived harm to Indian interests, though quick course corrections were undertaken. The difficulty in managing electoral outcomes in democracies however denotes a need for caution in New Delhi. But before that here is a quick outcome of the primary round elections as published by the Elections Commission of Bhutan Firstly the third Parliamentary National Assembly elections saw voter turnout of 66.36 per cent which is 12 % higher than the previous elections held in 2013. 291,098 voters cast their votes out of the total of 438,663 Registered Voters.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,[564 Words].

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