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Campaign Trail Talks - Lukar Jam, Penpa Tsering respond to allegations

posted Sep 13, 2015, 6:05 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
By Tenzin Dharpo (Phayul), Sept. 7, 2015

  With the preliminary elections for the highest office of the Tibetan government in exile just over a month away, it is a contest among five candidates who have announced their candidacy so far.

The Tibetans in exile will cast their votes to the mandate of choice. Those choices whether construed by reason or by lack of it, the results will be declared come April next year.

Meanwhile, with the positive developments in form of more public participation and enthusiasm for the elections, it has its share of controversy with numerous allegations being leveled against the candidates by their supporters. Though the Tibetan Election Commission has announced penalties for breach of electoral guidelines including campaign materials and wordings, it has little control on the barrage of unsolicited allegations in form of images and texts being circulated on the social networking sites including Facebook, WeChat, Whatsapp etc.

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