This Tibetan implementation of democracy “from the top down” contrasts to the traditional and conventional transition and struggle of Democracy by people across countries in the world. This uniquely different Tibetan democracy was born in exile in India with the formalisation of the Draft Constitution for the Future Tibet on March 10, 1963, and the subsequent adoption of the Charter of the Tibetans in Exile on 14 June, 1991.Read more
The new cabinet of the 15th Kashag of Central Tibetan Administration led by the re-elected Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangyal fell into a very unnecessary controversy right from their first day of swearing in. The controversy was in regard to the nomination of second time member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Sharling Dhardon for the post of Kalon(Minister), who actually did not meet the eligibility of having completed 35 years of age.Read more
That important aspect of media is lacking in exile Tibetan. Our reasons may vary but we all might have felt the lapses and flaws of our media body during recently held election. Which media channel came forward and put the hottest and realistic questions to our Sikyong candidates? It was neither VOA, nor VOT, nor RFA but people in TIPA auditorium during a debate being organized by NDTP. They raised their voice without any hesitation and fear in order to find a just answer from candidates. Why can’t our Media act like this?Read more
Today Dr. Lobsang Sangay was sworn-in for second term of Sikyong in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tsuglagkhang in Dharamshala. Dr. Sangay came out as the victor of the Sikyong 2016 election by defeating his counterpart Speaker of the 15th Parliament Mr. Penpa Tsering to a 57% majority of vote.Read more
It is the right time to introspect your participation in this election and try to reflect the environment that we created. Thus, this question could bring us better democracy in the near future, specifically 2021, “Are we doomed to repeat the same mistake?” I think we are not but we all should think in this way.Read more
The incumbent Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration has secured a majority of 57% votes in the recent election according to a report in Tibetan Review and he is now set to continue with the responsibility of Sikyong for the second straight term since his election 2011.Read more
With the elections on the very proximity, the announcement by DIIR Kalon Dicki Chhoyang on Sunday morning at a press conference about her immediate resignation from her responsibility from that instant has added new twists to the on going Sikyong elections due this March.Read more
In one of the most recent public talks in campaign for the upcoming Sikyong election, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, he said that when speaking about experience, he is the most experienced candidate.Read more
According to a news report in Tibetan version of Voice of Tibet, a meeting was held at the European Unions Head Quarter in Brussels to discuss about the development of Tibetan democracy and the general Tibet issues.
The meeting was held on 16th February organised by the Tibet Interest Group of EU to discuss the development of Tibetan democracy.
This morning around 10:30 am, the Central Ngari Chithun Association announced at a press conference that with the majority approval of all its regional chapters, it is supporting Mr. Penpa Tsering for the 2016 Sikyong. The former President of the association Dr. Thokmey and the running president Mr. Chime Youngdung were present at the press conference along with around 30 people.Read more