PDP may choose a new leader

Published on Feb 24 2009 // Main News

Thimphu, February 24, 2009: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders have set the date to choose a new president for the party, after a meeting in Thimphu, Monday.

The informal meeting set the date as March 22 but leaders speculated that Sangay Ngedup could also be reinstated to the same position. 

The leaders said at least two-third of the party members should accept the resignation submitted by Ngedup if party really wants a new president. If the gathering decided not to accept, Ngedup will continue to work as the PDP chief, who already has filed his resignation to Election Commission on December 23. 

This will be the first convention of the party and possibly the first of such gathering where members will have right to elect their leader democratically. The first-past-the-post electoral system gave a severe blow to PDP in first election in March shrinking it only with two MPs out of 47 in National Assembly.