ECB gives fewer representation to southern Bhutan in NA
The final delimitation of the Election Commission for the purpose of National Assembly election, scheduled for this year, appears very prejudiced towards the southern Bhutan.
The striking bias is observed in Samtse. This district has 44,957 voters against 44,525 voters in Trashigang district. While Samtse has only 4 representatives in the National Assembly, Transhigang gets five representations.
Similarly, district like Pema Gastle, with 24503 voters gets three members while Sarpang with 28,734 gets only two representatives.
Though the constitution has provisioned for equality and fairness in representation, the election commission has given more priority to the northern and eastern Bhutan.
None of the political parties have so far requested or inquired about such imbalance in distribution of the representation.