Lotay Tshering elected the new Prime Minister of Bhutan

Highlights:

  • Lotay Tshering was elected the new Prime Minister of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in country’s third democratic election.
  • The results of which were announced on 19 October 2018.
  • Lotay Tshering is the President of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party.
  • His party won 30 of 47 national assembly seats in the third general election in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan has now chosen a different party to rule at each election since the end of absolute monarchy in 2008. 
  • Tshering is a 50-year-old urology surgeon. He will replace Tshering Tobgay.