Jigme Thinley

About Jigme Thinley

Who is it?: Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Birth Day: September 09, 1952
Birth Place: Bumthang, Bhutan, Bhutanese
Monarch: Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Preceded by: Jigme Palden Dorji
Succeeded by: Sangay Ngedup
Political party: Independent (Before 2007) Peace and Prosperity Party (2007–present)
Spouse(s): Aum Rinsy Dem
Children: 3
Alma mater: Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Jigme Thinley

Jigme Thinley was born on September 09, 1952 in Bumthang, Bhutan, Bhutanese, is Former Prime Minister of Nepal. Jigme Yoser Thinley is the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan. He held the office from April 2008 to April 2013. Prior to the beginning of democracy in Nepal, he served as Prime Minister twice, from July 20, 1998, to July 9, 1999, and from August 30, 2003, to August 20, 2004. Prior to his political career he was engaged with the Royal Government of Bhutan for over three decades as a civil servant holding various senior positions including that in the ‘Department of Home Affairs’. He remained administrator of the Eastern Zone and also served as secretary in the ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’. He held several significant political positions before becoming the Lyonchen. He was inducted as the ‘Deputy Minister of Home Affairs’ and thereafter served as ‘Minister of Foreign Affairs’ and ‘Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs’. He was ‘Permanent Representative’ of Bhutan to the ‘United Nations’ office and also in other international organisations in Geneva. He is the recipient of the Red Scarf and the Orange Scarf and was also conferred with the title of ‘Dasho’.
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Popular As Jigme Thinley
Occupation Prime Ministers
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 09, 1952 (Bumthang, Bhutan, Bhutanese)
Birthday September 09
Town/City Bumthang, Bhutan, Bhutanese
Nationality Bhutanese

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Jigme Thinley’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Jigme Thinley was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Thinley was born in Bumthang and joined the civil Service in 1976 upon receiving a graduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University. In February 1987, Thinley was awarded the title of Dasho and the Red Scarf, and in 1990, under the zonal system, he became administrator of the Eastern Zone. He then became secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in 1992 before being appointed as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs in January 1994, at which time he was also awarded the Orange Scarf. Later in 1994, he was appointed as Bhutan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva.


Prior to the beginning of democracy, he was Prime Minister twice, from July 20, 1998, to July 9, 1999, and from August 30, 2003, to August 20, 2004. During this period, chairmanship of the council was based on rotation once per year, with the order of rotation decided by the number of votes secured during the time of election to the council. Jigme was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan from 1998 until 2003 and subsequently served as Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs.


On June 2, 1999, Thinley was awarded the Druk Thuksey and Silver Jubilee medals. On November 6, 2008, Thinley was awarded the Coronation medal. On December 17, 2008, Thinley was awarded the Druk Wangyal medal - one of the highest medals of honor - for excellence in carrying out his duties.


Thinley blamed the global economic crisis of 2008–2009 on "insatiable human greed" and stressed the need to instead focus on the Bhutanese notion of gross national happiness. His government works to base its policies on gross national happiness rather than purely economic considerations.


In July 2009, Thinley became a member of the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation's International Advisory Board to contribute his experience to the organisation's poverty reduction and sustainable development work.


On February 3, 2014, Thinley received an honorary degree from Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium along with Lawrence Lessig and Denis Mukwege.

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