Tibetans in 26 nations cast votes to choose ‘Sikyong’ for parliament-in-exile


Tibetans staying in 26 countries consisting of India on Sunday voted in the last stage of the general political election for the Dharamshala-based parliament-in-exile to choose the next Sikyong (president).

Forty-five participants of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), additionally called as Tibetan-parliament-in-exile, will certainly additionally be chosen by the voters, Wangdu Tsering, the principal political election commissioner of the Tibetan political election compensation said.

There are around 1.3 lakh Tibetans staying in expatriation in India and around the world. The Tibetan government-in-exile will elect its head on May 14.

In the last phase of the surveys to the post of the president of the CTA only two prospects– Pempa Tsering and also Aukatsang Kelsang Dorjee– are in the fray. Nevertheless, Pempa Tsering, the previous chairman of Tibetan parliament, is the front runner.

Sikyong is the head of the Kashag or Cabinet, part of the executive branch of the CTA, as well as the message was created by the Tibetan parliament in 2011 to provide democratic administration to the ousted Tibetan area.

Prior to that, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama used to work out the powers as temporal head of the Tibetan community in all affairs.

Lobsang Sangay, who ended up being the initial Sikyong of the CTA, has held the message for two terms, and also according to the constitution, he can not contest for a third term.

” We are sending out a clear message to Beijing that there is no freedom in China and Tibetans don’t enjoy freedom yet under the terrific management of his sanctity the Dalai Lama, we in-exile have actually been provided this present of freedom and also today is a proud day,” Sangay informed press reporters.


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