Pema Gyamtsho new OL, Interim govt completes 90 days

Former prime minister and president of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa Jigmi Y Thinley (JYT) absconded from working as the opposition leader in the parliament instead letting party’s deputy head Dr. Pema Gyamtsho will be heading the Opposition now.

It was clear indication from JYT that he would not position himself junior to any of the political figures in the country.

The DPT executives on Wednesday decided that Dr. Pema Gyamtsho will be the Opposition Leader instead of DPT’s President, Jigmi Y.Thinley.

Hailing from Chhoekhor-Tang Constituency, Pema Gyamtsho (Ph.D) became the Agriculture Minister of Bhutan’s first democratically elected government.

He has a Master’s degree in Agriculture Science from New Zealand and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has also worked in many countries as an international expert in Natural Resources Management.

Meanwhile, the Interim Government led by Chief Justice Sonam Tobgay will complete its mandated period of on Thursday.

Constitutionally, the king should have invited the party with majority votes to form the government. But the hobbling politics is delaying the process.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said the new cabinet members will be announced by July 25. It is likely that new cabinet will be formed by July 26.

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