posted Oct 29, 2015, 11:08 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
updated Oct 29, 2015, 11:09 AM
By Tibetan Election Commission (Oct. 20, 2015)
DHARAMSHALA: The Election Commission (EC) of the Central Tibetan
Administration on 19 October issued a circular announcing the number of
candidates that would be shortlisted for the final general election of
Sikyong and the Tibetan Parliament, scheduled for 20 March 2016.
- Article 49 of the Tibetan electoral rules and regulation states that
the election commission should shortlist candidates not less than
thrice the number of stipulated seats in the respective constituents of
the Tibetan Parliament from the preliminary election. For the final
election, the election commission shall shortlist twice the stipulated
seats for each constituency, in addition to the voluntary candidates.
- Article 67 of the electoral rules and regulation states that the
election commission, after giving opportunity to withdraw candidature,
should shortlist not more than six candidates for Sikyong from the
preliminary election and not less than two candidates for the final
election. Therefore, the election commission shall shortlist two
candidates for the final election of Sikyong. However, if the vote
margin between the second and third candidate is less than 20% in the
preliminary election, three candidates shall be shortlisted for the
final Sikyong election. If two candidates poll equal highest votes in
the final election, the decision as to the winner will be made then.
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