ⓘ Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party

                                     

ⓘ Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa is one of the major political parties in Bhutan. It was formed on 25 July 2007 as a merger of the All Peoples Party and the Bhutan Peoples United Party, which were both short-lived. The working committee of the merged entity, headed by the former home minister, Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, decided on the name for the new party. On 15 August 2007, Jigmi Yoezer Thinley was elected president of the party, and the party applied for registration, thus becoming the second political party in Bhutan to do so. On 2 October 2007, the Election Commission of Bhutan registered the party. On 24 March 2008, the party won the first general election held in Bhutan. The party secured 45 of the 47 seats to the National Assembly.

                                     

1. 2013 election

In the 2013 general election, while the DPT secured 15 seats, it lost the position of ruling party. In this election, Peoples Democratic Party won 32 seats and became the ruling party. In July 2013 Jigme Thinley submitted the resignation for the Member of National Assembly before beginning its Legislative Session. So on 24 July of the same year Pema Gyamtsho, who is a former Minister of Agriculture and Forest, was appointed the Opposition Leader in NA for the Second Legislative Session. On 3 December same year he was also elected as the new DPT’s Party President.