The convention of the Druk National Congress held at exile office in Kathmandu, Nepal unanimously elected Mr. Gedun Choephel, 56, from Pemagatshal District in Bhutan as the new President of the party. He had joined the party in 1994 and held the post of Vice-President in the past.
In his inaugural presidential address, he said, “I extends my Tashi Delek to political parties within the country and exile. I will continue good works of my predecessor Kesang Lhendup and late Rongthong Kunley Dorji legacy so that every Bhutanese irrespective of race, sex, religion, politics or other status could enjoy the fruits of genuine democracy. I am hopeful that the people of Bhutan and the well-wisher will continue to extend their support to my endeavor in establishing inclusive and vibrant democracy in Bhutan”.
The election of the president was held in accordance to party constitution.
The new president constituted his team and appointed the new office bearers. Mr. Karma Dupthob and Mr. Sangay Dorji were appointed as General Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Mr. Chewang Rixin was appointed the president of Druk National Youth Congress.
The Druk National Congress was founded on 16th June, 1994 in exile by Mr. Rongthong Kunley Dorji demanding the establishment of democracy in Bhutan.