Abdicating King Jigme Khesar Namgye Wangchuk Almost a year ago, a middle-aged Bhutanese woman trader in the Indian border town of Phuentsholing sounded an ominous note for Bhutanese democracy. "We have heard about the polls on the Indian side,” she told Asia Sentinel. “Sometimes, unexpected incidents also come out with the elections. We do not want those here in Bhutan. After all, we are a peace-loving nation."