Wednesday, 23 April 2008

National Assembly elects Speaker and Deputy Speaker

April 22: Jigme Tshultim has been elected as the National Assembly Speaker and Yangkhu Tshering Sherpa has been elected as the Deputy Speaker.

They were elected through a secret ballot in the National Assembly yesterday. Jigme Tshultim secured 46 yes votes and one no vote. Yangkhu Tshering Sherpa got 47 yes votes.

Jigme Tshultim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts from St. Joseph College in Darjeeling, India. He underwent post graduate studies in Public Administration at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Over a career spanning 32 years, he has served as the Managing Director of Tourism Corporation, Dzongda in Paro, Samtse, and Monger, Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh.

Yangkhu Tshering Sherpa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dzongkha from Sherubtse College in Kanglung. He served as a Dzongkha teacher for more than 15 years before he resigned to join politics.

Between 1992 and 1996, he taught in Trashigang and admitted himself to Sherubtse College for graduation.

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