Voting begins for third general elections in Bhutan 

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 18, 2018, 10.36 AM(IST)

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According to Bhutan’s constitution, only two political parties can participate in the final round of general elections which began at 9 am today

A total of 480,000 voters will exercise their franchise to choose between candidates of two political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), for the third parliament in Bhutan today. 

The two parties were chosen for the general round after they got the highest number of votes in the first round on September 15, which saw the shock defeat of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

According to Bhutan’s constitution, only two political parties can participate in the final round of general elections which began at 9 am today. 

More than 5300 officials have been deputed in 865 polling stations across 20 districts. 

The people of Bhutan would elect their representatives for 47 seats of National Assembly

This is Bhutan's third election since the country adopted democracy in 2008. 

The Election Commission of Bhutan has invited representatives from India and the European Union.