Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bhutan March 24 Elections Public Holiday

Sources: Kuensel and Bhutan public holidays. The date for Bhutan's upcoming General Elections has been set for Monday, March 24, 2008. The ECB (Electoral Commission of Bhutan) has confirmed that that that date had been declared a public holiday in Bhutan, as stipulated by Bhutan's Election Bill (see our post of September 1, 2007).

Note that, originally, there were to be 2 election dates, the first, a primary, in February, followed by a run-off election in March, between the 2 parties with the most votes. However, as only 2 parties have presented themselves for these elections, there will be no need for a primary election in February.