By the end of the day, Bhutan will be left with two political parties fighting for 47 seats in the National Assembly, following the first-ever primary poll today.

Four political parties, Druk Chirwang Tshogpa, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and People’s Democratic Party are contesting the elections.

Initially, five political parties had come forward expressing interest to contest the primaries, but Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party was disqualified for being unable to fulfill the election commission criteria.