Thursday, March 27, 2008

Woman walks to vote in historic Bhutan poll

Bhutan woman trekked for 14 days to vote
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan may lay claim to having the world's most enthusiastic voter -
a 65-year-old woman who walked 600 kilometers (380 miles) to cast her ballot.

Tshewang Dema said she preferred to walk because she suffered motion sickness after her first and only car journey four years ago. "I didn't want to lose my vote just because I couldn't travel in a car," Dema said.

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