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Democratic Constitutional Monarchy


I believe that the deciding factor between the success and failure of a new democratic system has always been the presence or absence of the right conditions.
His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck

 The political system of Bhutan is in line with the grand vision of the fourth king who felt that there should be a multi-party system at the primary level, and thereafter, the two parties getting the maximum votes will contest the general elections to the National Assembly. This allows for the presence of a stable government in Parliament, chosen of the most preferred from a multi-party system at the primary level. The tyranny of two-party system is thus avoided. This is perhaps unique to the Constitution of Bhutan, in that political party structure is probably not mentioned in any other Constitution.

The selection of the constitutional heads will be done by the Prime Minister, Speaker, the Opposition leader, and the Chief Justice.

There is a provision for an interim government, whereby before every election the interim will have no power to decide on policies, but will be there for day-to-day running.


Additional Material regarding the Parliament

Message from the UNSG to PM of Bhutan

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