Lily Wangchuk is the first women in Bhutan to serve as the president of a political party. Through her leadership of the Druk Chirwang Tshogpa, a new political party that registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan in January 2013, Wangchuk hopes to build a strong foundation for the party and encourage each member to actively participate at all levels, especially women. With Bhutan’s second parliamentary elections in history scheduled in 2013, Wangchuk hopes that she will able to lead the political party to success. Prior to her role in politics, Wangchuk served as a Bhutanese diplomat for 12 years.
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