Interim government dissolves
The interim government, which was appointed on August 9, dissolved yesterday. Speaking to the media in Thimphu, outgoing Chief Advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, said that the interim government had decided to resign yesterday because it was a good day to do so.
He informed that members of the interim government yesterday received an audience with the Druk Gyalpo.
According to Article 19(6) of the Constitution, Interim Government will cease to exist from the date on which the new prime minister enters office. Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk said that the incoming government was new and that he had requested the secretaries to extend all the necessary support for smooth transition. “Transition is never easy. This government is new. Three different political parties have got the opportunity to form a government. I feel it’s good for democracy,” he said. He was of the view that the people of Bhutan have understood democracy. “But we must ensure that the transition is seamless and smooth.” Also, he lauded the high voter turnout in the general election, which he said has given Bhutan a government of the majority of the people. The overall voter turnout was 71.46 percent.
Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk speaks to the media yesterday He said it was natural that some problems arose in an election. “Political parties and politicians must disagree. There’s nothing wrong in it.