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Encyclopedia > Druk Gyalpo

'Druk Gyalpo meaning "Dragon King" is the title for the King of Bhutan. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, (or in a pronunciation-based Romanization Jimi Singgê Wangchu) is the King of Bhutan. ...


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List of rulers of Bhutan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (216 words)
In practice, regional penlops, or governors, often ran administered their districts in defiance of the power of the Desi Druks, until the rise of the unified monarchy in the early 20th century.
The monarchy was established in 1907, unifying the country under the control of the Wangchuck family, the traditional penlops of Trongsa district.
The king of Bhutan is formally known as the Druk Gyalpo, the Dragon King.
Bhutan - Structure of the Government (1778 words)
Although criticism of the Druk Gyalpo was not permitted in the public media, it was allowed and took place in National Assembly debates in the 1980s.
The chairperson and the government representative are appointed by the Druk Gyalpo; the two monks represent the central and district monastic bodies.
Chaired by the Druk Gyalpo, the Council of Ministers was established in 1968 with the approval of the National Assembly.
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