List of Prime Ministers of Bhutan

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Prime Minister of Bhutan
Emblem of Bhutan.svg
Tshering Tobgay.jpg
Incumbent
Tshering Tobgay

since 30 July 2013
Appointer Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
as King of Bhutan
Inaugural holder Ugyen Dorji
(Chief Minister)
Jigme Palden Dorji
(Prime Minister)
Formation 1907 (Chief Minister)
1952 (Prime Minister)
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Bhutan

The Prime Minister of Bhutan is the head of government of Bhutan. The Prime Minister is nominated by the party that wins the most seats in the National Assembly and heads the executive cabinet, called the Lhengye Zhungtshog (Council of Ministers).

Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Bhutan[edit]

Chief Ministers (Gongzim)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Ugyen Dorje.jpg Raja
Ugyen Dorji
(1855–1916)
1907 22 June 1916 Independent
2 No image.png Raja
Sonam Topgay Dorji
(1896–1953)
1917 1952 Independent

Prime Ministers (Lyonchen)[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 No image.png Jigme Palden Dorji
(1919–1964)
1952 5 April 1964 Independent
Vacant (5 April 1964–25 July 1964)
No image.png Lhendup Dorji
(1935–2007)
Acting Prime Minister
25 July 1964 27 November 1964 Independent
Post Abolished (27 November 1964–20 July 1998)
2 No image.png Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
1st time
20 July 1998 9 July 1999 Independent
3 Sangay Ngedup 2005.jpg Sangay Ngedup
(1953–)
1st time
9 July 1999 20 July 2000 Independent
4 No image.png Yeshey Zimba
(1952–)
1st time
20 July 2000 8 August 2001 Independent
5 No image.png Khandu Wangchuk
(1950–)
1st time
8 August 2001 14 August 2002 Independent
6 Prime Minister Kinzang Dorji of Bhutan.jpg Kinzang Dorji
(1951–)
1st time
14 August 2002 30 August 2003 Independent
(2) No image.png Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
2nd time
30 August 2003 18 August 2004 Independent
(4) No image.png Yeshey Zimba
(1952–)
2nd time
18 August 2004 5 September 2005 Independent
(3) Sangay Ngedup 2005.jpg Sangay Ngedup
(1953–)
2nd time
5 September 2005 7 September 2006 Independent
(5) No image.png Khandu Wangchuk
(1950–)
2nd time
7 September 2006 31 July 2007 Independent
(6) Prime Minister Kinzang Dorji of Bhutan.jpg Kinzang Dorji
(1951–)
2nd time
31 July 2007 9 April 2008 Independent
(2) No image.png Jigme Thinley
(1952–)
3rd time
9 April 2008 28 April 2013 Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party
No image.png Sonam Tobgye
(1949–)
Chief Advisor
28 April 2013 27 July 2013 Independent
7 Tshering Tobgay.jpg Tshering Tobgay
(1965–)
27 July 2013 Incumbent People's Democratic Party

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