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Subject: Parliament of Bhutan, History of Bhutan, National Council (Bhutan), Jigme Palden Dorji, Druk Desi
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The Tshogdu (Dzongkha: ཚོགས་འདུ་; Wylie: tshogs-'du; "(Bhutanese Grand National) Assembly") was the unicameral legislature of Bhutan until 31 July 2007. The legislature had a total of 150 members. Dasho Ugen Dorje was the last President of the Tshogdu, with Nima Tshering the Secretary-General.


The Tshogdu was originally composed of locally elected town representatives, religious representatives, and members nominated by the king, all of whom served a three-year term. At the time of its dissolution, there were 4 female and 146 male members.

See also

External links

  • The National Assembly of Bhutan website
  • Information on the Tshogdu

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