Tibetan Election 2016: Official Preliminary Results

DHARAMSHALA: The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration today declared the results of the preliminary round of election for the Sikyong of 15th Kashag and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

“As per Article 67 (3) of the Electoral Rules and Regulation, the Election Commission, after giving twenty days to withdraw candidature, should shortlist not more than six candidates for Sikyong from the preliminary election. Therefore, the commission has currently shortlisted 6 candidates from the preliminary election,” Mr Sonam Choephel Shosur, the Election Commissioner said.

“Similarly, in accordance with article 49 (1) of the electoral rules and regulation, the election commission after giving 45 days to withdraw candidature, should shortlist candidates not less than thrice the number of stipulated seats in the respective constituents of the Tibetan Parliament from the preliminary election. Therefore, the election commission has shortlisted 40 candidates each from the three traditional provinces of Tibet, 8 candidates each from four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion, North & South America, and Europe. Four candidates are shortlisted from Australasia (excluding India, Nepal and Bhutan),” he added.

The Election Commissioner further explained that Sikyong candidates should confirm their candidature between 5 – 24 December 2015 by submitting a letter of confirmation to the Election Commission through the local Election Commission. The letter of confirmation should contain the candidate’s name, age, date of birth, Green book number, brief biography in Tibetan Himalayan font 16 (not exceeding 18 Lines) with a recent passport-sized photo in colour.

Candidates of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile should submit their letter of confirmation from 5 December 2015 and not later than 18 January 2016. The letter of confirmation should contain the candidate’s name, age, date of birth, Green book number, brief biography in Tibetan Himalayan font 16 (not exceeding 18 Lines) with a recent passport sized photo in colour.

Those who would like to withdraw their candidature should do so by writing to the Election Commission. Withdrawal of candidature won’t be allowed once the final list is announced.

If a candidate (Sikyong and Tibetan Parliament) fails to confirm their candidature before the due date, the candidate would be considered unwilling to contest the election.

See below for Sikyong Preliminary Election result:Screen-Shot-2015-12-04-at-5.46.36-pm

Chitue results

Amdo (Domay) – top 25

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Thupten Lungrig  Rebkong  Dharamshala  MP  1,495 
Menpa Khenrab Gyatso  Thika  Dharamshala  MP  1,308 
Tashi Dhondup  Serta  Nepal  MP  1,113 
Tsering Lhamo  Ngawa  Dharamshala  DIIR staff  981 
Yeshi Dolma  Hortsang  Dharamshala  MP  899 
Gyarig Thar  Mangra  Dharamshala  MP  861 
Lobsang Choejor  Rebkong  Dharamshala  Researcher  802 
Karma Gelek  Jakhyung  Bhandara  Amdo Executive  774 
Tsering Youdon  Chone  Hunsur  MP  717 
Ratsa Sonam Norbu  Sharkhog  Delhi  Bank staff  707 
Dhondup Tashi  Ladang  Dharamshala  Editor Tibet Times  510 
Sonam Wangmo  Ladang  Dhondup Ling  Amdo Executive  465 
Geshe Ngawa Gangri  Ngawa  Dharamshala  Amdo President  394 
Pema Choedon  Zoege  Dharamshala  Former TWA executive  375 
Sonam Gyaltsen  Thika  Dharamshala  MP  282 
Tenzin Choekyap  Dobi  Suja  Teacher  269 
Tenzin Ngodup  Chabcha  Dharamshala  Former Amdo executive  248 
Tsangyang Gyatso  Golog  Dharamshala  Jonang president  228 
Lobsang Thupten  Rebkong  Dharamshala  Principal Kunphen  177 
Nyenthar  Luchu  Varanasi  PhD  169 
Lobsang Choephel  Ngawa  Dharamshala  Monlam IT president  162 
Khyungduk Tsering  Tsongon  Hunsur  Regional Amdo exec  122 
Meu Wangzin Lhamo  Ngawa  Delhi  Social worker  107 
Tsering Logya  Chentsa  Suja  Teacher  89 
Lhawang Dorje  Nangra  Bylakuppe  Amdo executive  83 

Kham (Dotoe) – top 25

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Juchen Kunchok Choedon Dege  Chauntra  MP  4,495 
Serta Tsultrim  Serta  Dharamshala  MP  4,228 
Yangchen Dolkar  Dege  Shillong  MP  3,692 
Jamyang Soepa  Lithang  Dharamshala  MP  3,544 
Aukatsang Youdon  Chamdo  Delhi  MP  3,516 
Lobsang Dakpa  Lithang  Dharamshala  Reporter Radio Free Asia  2,851 
Pema Delek  Ling Tsang  Bylakuppe  Pres ChuShiGangDruk  2,569 
Lobsang Yeshi  Tsawa  Bylakuppe  MP  2,499 
Kunchok Yarphel  Markham  Delhi  GSec Jamtse Foundation  2,468 
Dorjee Tsetan  Nangchen  Dharamshala  Asia Director SFT  2,462 
Choekyong Wangchuk  Gapa  Herbertpur  MP  2,436 
Ngawang Tharpa  Sog Dzong  Dharamshala  Exec ChuShiGangDruk  2,434 
Gelek Namgyal  Tehor  Bangalore  Youth Coordinator  1,949 
Gyari Bhutuk  Nyagrong  Bangalore  MP  1,567 
Tsering Dolma  Lithang  Shillong  Joint Sec RTWA  1,421 
Geshe Yeshi Gawa  Bawa  Dharamshala  Dalai Lama Biographer  1,119 
Abo Gakyi  Nangchen  Dharamshala  Editor Nangchen History  989 
Tenzin  Nangchen  Shimla  Speaker local assembly  944 
Tsering Dorjee  Tehor  Bir  Exec ChuShiGangDruk  873 
Karma Khedup  Riwoche  Orissa  Exec ChuShiGangDruk  831 
Wangdue Dorjee  Tehor  Bir  Acct ChuShiGangDruk  810 
Geshe Sermey Loga  Lithang  Dharamshala  Sec Nyungney Temple  788 
Gang Lhamo  Dakyap  Dharamshala  MP  715 
Tsewang Tenzin  Dege  Hunsur  President FTCI  569 
Pema Metok  Nangchen  Dharamshala  Teacher   502 

U-Tsang – top 25

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Sharling Dhadon  Tsangpa  Dharamshala  MP  10,704 
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok  Ngari  Delhi  MP  6,820 
Dolma Tsering  Dakne  Dharamshala  MP  6,363 
Dhondup Tashi  Ngari  Ladakh  Settlement Officer  6,298 
Dawa Phunkyi  Tsang Gampa  Dharamshala  MP  6,271 
Pema Jungney  Ngari  Dharamshala  MP  6,196 
Karma Yeshi  Sakya  Dharamshala  MP  5,174 
Dawa Tsering  Toe Rachu  Dharamshala  MP  5,109 
Tharlam Dolma  Kongpo  Bylakuppe  Former Principal  4,438 
Migyur Dorjee  Ngari  Dharamshala  Former Cabinet Sec  3,520 
Samten Chodon  Ngari  Bylakuppe  Former VP TWA  3,401 
Namgyal Dolkar  Lhoka  Dharamshala  BP Gu Chu Sum  3,248 
Jigmey Jungney  Ngari  Bylakuppe  MP  2,691 
Tenzin Jamyang  Ngari  Dharamshala  Teacher TCV  2,207 
Chime Youngdung  Ngari  Dharamshala  Former Pres NDPT  2,088 
Dawa Rinchen  Tsang Gampa  Dharamshala  Vice President ITFA  1,998 
Rinchen Tsering  Ngari  Dehra Dun  VP Ngari Assn  1,973 
Namgyal Qusar  Ngari  Dharamshala  Doctor  1,924 
Tashi Dolma  Nyanam  Dekyiling  President TWA  1,909 
Janyel Tsering Lhakyab  Gyaltse  Bylakuppe  President RTYC  1,877 
Tsetan Norbu  Dokmen  Nepal  Former MP  1,872 
Tsering Thakchoe  Dhingri  Dharamshala  Doctor  1,758 
Tsewang Dorjee  Pema Koe  Bylakuppe  Social worker  1,705 
Sonam Dorjee  Thoding  Dharamshala  Settlement officer  1,582 
Jigme Sholpa  Lhasa  Delhi  Researcher  1,362 

Bon – 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Geshe Monlam Tharchin Khyungpo  Solan  MP  149 
Bara Tsewang Tashi  Dachen  Solan  Speaker local assembly  100 
Geshe Namdak Tsukphue Dachen  Varanasi  MP  75 
Phurba Wangden  Sharkhog  Solan  Former settlement officer  10 
Lobsang Gyatso  Khyunglung  Solan  Pres Tibetan Freedom Movement 9 

Gelug – 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Atuk Tsetan  Lithang  Mundgod  MP  2,187 
Lobsang Phendey  Bawa  Mundgod  Exec ChuShiGangDruk  1,410 
Beri Sonam Wangchuk  Beri  Dharamshala  Researcher  1,036 
Geshe Lhakdor  Ngari  Dharamshala  Director LTWA  833 
Geshe Thupten Wangchuk  Chushul  Bylakuppe  GSec Sera Jey  730 

Kagyu – 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Kunga Sotop  Dege  Bodh Gaya  Secretary of Tergar  239 
Tenpa Yarphel  Chamdo  Dharamshala  MP  224 
Tenzin Jampa  Ling Tsang  Tashi Jong  Editor Bhutanese Dictionary  221 
Sonam Dadul  Nagchu  Kumrao  Former MP  175 
Pema Rigzin  Gapa  Deckyi Ling  Head of Jangchup Ling  116 

Nyingma – 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Khenpo Sonam Tenphel  Rekhe  Dharamshala  Vice-Chair MP  801 
Khenpo Pema Choephel  Tsawa  Bir  Abbot Palyul Choekhorling  457 
Chamra Drimey Gyaltsen  Dege  Delhi  Exec ChuShiGangDruk  113 
Trulku Ugyen Topgyal  Nangchen  Bir  Former MP  5 
Tsering Phuntsok  Gonjo  Bylakuppe  Former Culture Minister  3 

Sakya – 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Lophon Thupten Gyaltsen  Markham  Puruwala  Editor Sakya Dictionary  169 
Geshe Gasi Tseringpo  Gonjo  Chauntra  MP  163 
Khenpo Ngodup Sonam  Tehor  Gopalpur  Religious teacher  140 
Acharya Lobsang Gyaltsen  Lhokha  Gopalpur  Tibetan teacher  100 
Dawo Ngawang Lodoe  Gapa  Kumrao  Speaker of local assembly  8 

Australasia – total 4

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Kyinzom Dhongdue  Gyaltse  Sydney  Spokesperson ATC  167 
Ngodup Gyaltsen  Pureng  Canberra  Former CTA staff  150 
Thupten Dhondup  Gapa  Melbourne  National former prez  110 
Khangnyertsang Phurbu Tashi Markham  Sydney  Former pres Tibetan Assn 91 

Europe – top 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Thupten Wangchen  Kyirong  Spain  MP  2,124 
Tethong Tenzin Wangpo  Shitse  Switzerland  MP  917 
Thupten Gyatso  Gyarong  France  Former pres Tibetan Assn  872 
Samdo Jampa Tsering  Alha Gyari  Switzerland  Rikon Tibetan teacher  809 
Tenzin 59  Dege  France  Regional Dege Executive  241 

North America – top 5

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Tashi Namgyal  Gapa  Seattle  MP  1,242 
Pema Chagzoe Tsang  Kongpo  Utah  Regional staff  1,194 
Tsewang Rigzin  Tsang Jeypa  Minnesota  Former pres TYC  862 
Gotruk Kalsang Phuntsok  Dhingri  Portland  Former pres TYC  835 
Tsering Sangpo Gaga  Tehor  New York  Former VP Tibetan Assn  782 

courtesy: http://www.tibet.net

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

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