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Candidates for the 2021 exile Tibetan elections declared

The Election Commission for the Central Tibetan Administration has today declared the lists of candidates for the Sikyong and 17th Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE) elections for which the polls will be held simultaneously on Apr 11. Campaigning by or for the candidates must end on Apr 8 at 5pm, declared the Chief Election Commissioner Mr Wangdu Tsering Pesur.

As expected, the Penpa Tsering and Aukatsang Kelsang Dorjee are the two candidates for the election of Sikyong, the executive head of the CTA. They had won the highest number of votes in the candidate-nomination, preliminary polls held on Jan 3 and whose results were declared on Feb 8.

The candidates for the 45-seat TPiE election are those who had won the highest number of votes in the candidate-nomination poll held on Jan 3 shortlisted as per rule.

For the ten seats each for the three traditional provinces of Tibet (Dotoe, Domey and U-Tsang), the candidates are those who won the twenty highest number of votes in the preliminary poll. In addition, there are three voluntary candidates for the U-Tsang seats and one for the Dotoe seats. They are Ms Penpa Dolma of Ngari from Mundgod, Mr Jamyang Sherab of Ngari from Dharamshala, and Mr Tenzin Mig-yang of Kongpo from Hunsur for the U-Tsang seats and Mr Yeshe Lhundup of Tsawa from Dharamshala for the Dotoe seats.

For the two seats each for the five religious constituencies, the candidates are those who won the four highest number of votes in the preliminary poll.

For the two seats for Tibetans living in the Americas, the candidates are those who won the four highest number of votes in the preliminary poll. In addition, Mr Ngawang Tharchin of Drayab residing in New York is a voluntary candidate.

For the two seats for Tibetans living in Europe and South Africa, the candidates are those who won the four highest number of votes in the preliminary poll.

And for the single seat for Tibetans living in Australasia (excluding India, Nepal and Bhutan) the candidates are those who won the three highest number of votes in the preliminary poll.

For full lists of candidates, visit: https://tibet.net/ec-declares-list-of-final-candidates-for-2021-sikyong-and-17th-tibetan-parliamentary-elections/

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