Name Dasho Karma Lhamo
Designation Candidate
Constituency Mongar

Karma Lhamo from Monggar constituency is known as an indefatigable worker and a counseling and parental guidance expert.  She taught Economics before resigning in 2008 to contest in Bhutan’s first parliamentary elections.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with teaching credentials.  She was elected the Vice-President (Women’s Affairs) of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa at the Party Convention this year as a recognition of her sustained contributions to gender causes.

Her top priorities are to promote income generation for farmers by providing resonalbe subsidies, broadening access to micro-credit and savings, and initiating scholarships to educate needy children.

Name Dasho Ugyen Wangdi
Designation MP
Constituency Dramedtse-Ngatshang

This lawyer by profession was the Chief Legal Officer in the Anti-Corruption Commission before coming to politics.

He has degrees and post-graduate diplomas in Economics and Law and was also the head of the Drafting the Review Division in the office of Legal Affairs.

He combined experience in the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative arms of the government further strengthens the integrity of DPT while enabling the Drametse-Ngatshand constituency member to, in his words, “Contribute towards nurturing a vibrant Bhutanese Democracy.”  Resourceful and one of DPT’s most vocal members, strengthening legislations is something he will focus on.

Name Dasho Rinzin Jamtsho
Designation MP
Constituency Kengkhar-Weringla

Rinzin Jamtsho, 34, is the secretary to the DPT President.  He was formerly in-charge of the Prime Minister’s Grievance Cell, a fact that made him aware of “most of the issues confronting individuals and communities at the grassroots as well as the national level.”

The former employment office in the labour ministry represents DPT from Kenkhar-Weringla constituency.  If he wins, he says he will be on a new mission, that of assisting his constituents to live happy and dignified lives.  He cites his time working in the Prime Minister’s Grievance Cell as a key learning experience for the work ahead.