ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Bhutan: 'Democracy' from Above

Only two parties were allowed to contest the recent elections in Bhutan according to the draft constitution prepared by experts chosen by the king. Both parties ended up vying to show loyalty to the king and the ruling establishment. Even the draft constitution is meant to deflect international attention from the Bhutanese of Nepali origin who have been forcibly expelled and are living as refugees in eastern Nepal.

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