Bhutanese woman civil servant to contest elections
Thimphu: Tshewang Tashi is the first Bhutanese civil servant this year to have decided to join politics, saying it`s "payback" time.
Kuenselonline.com reported that if all goes well, she will represent Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam party from north Thimphu constituency for the 2013 parliamentary elections.
It`s "payback" time, said Tshewang Tashi who received her relieving order two days ago. She was a civil servant for over two decades.
"We`re the lucky ones," she was quoted as saying.
"We got good education, accordingly a good job, and have been comfortable for this many years of our lives."
She added that "now it`s time to stand up, try and do what we can for people, who are less fortunate".
Right now, she is the only female candidate of the party, said the media report.
"More than being a woman, it`s more about having requisite qualities to represent your country," she added.
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