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Election Commission Announces Final Results of Elections

posted Apr 27, 2011, 7:49 AM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Apr 27, 2011, 7:54 AM ]
 

From Tibet.net

DHARAMSHALA: The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration today declared the final results of the elections of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the third Kalon Tripa directly elected by the Tibetan people in exile.

Kalon Tripa

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Lobsang Sangay

Lithang

US

27051

55.00%

Elected members of 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

U-Tsang Province

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok

Ngari

Delhi

13983

57.06%

2

Pema Jungney

Toe Ruthog

Dharamsala or Dehradun

12111

49.42%

3

Sharling Tenzin Dadon

Tsang Dumpa

Dharamsala

11995

48.95%

4

Geshe Kelsang Damdul

Tsona

Dharamsala

10557

43.08%

5

Karma Yeshi

Sakya

Dharamsala

9908

40.43%

6

Dawa Tsering

Toe Rachu

Dharamsala

9852

40.20%

7

Dolma Tsering

Drakne

Dharamsala

9334

38.09%

8

Bhumo Tsering

Kongpo

Dharamsala

8476

34.59%

Do-Toe Province

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Bawa Kelsang Gyaltsen

Bawa

Dharamsala

9671

71.26%

2

Serta Tsultrim

Serta

Dharamsala

8044

59.27%

3

Jhuchen Kunchok Choedon

Derge

Dharamsala

7756

57.15%

4

Jamyang Soepa

Lithang

Dharamsala

6536

48.16%

5

Aukartsang Youdon

Chamdo

Delhi

6240

45.98%

6

Choekyong Wangchuk

Gapa

Delhi

6219

45.83%

7

Yangchen Dolker

Derge

Shilong

6090

44.88%

8

Tsultrim Tenzin

Karze

Bir

5933

43.72%

9

Geshe Yungdrung Gyaltsen

Khyungpo

Nepal

5492

40.47%

10

Ghang Lhamo

Drakyab

Dharamsala

5131

37.81%

Do-Mey Province

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Penpa Tsering

Nangra

Dharmsala

2272

82.35%

2

Thupten Lungrig

Rebkong

Dharamsala

2041

73.98%

3

Gyalrong Dawa Tsering

Gyalrong

Mainpat

1827

66.22%

4

Phelgye Dolma Tsomo

Jhakyung

Nepal

1756

63.65%

5

Kirti Dolker Lhamo

Ngapa

Dharamsala

1465

53.10%

6

Sonam Gyaltsen

Thika

Dharamsala

1275

46.21%

7

Dolkar Kyap

Machu

Dharamsala

1206

43.71%

8

Yeshi Dolma

Hortsang

Dharamsala

1198

43.42%

9

Mogru Tenpa

Tsolho

Dharamsala

1065

38.60%

10

Gyarigthar

Mangra

Dharamsala

1000

36.25%


Nyingma Religion

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Lopon Sonam Tenphel

Rekhe

Bylakuppee

1232

92.15%

2

Gyari Bhutuk

Nyagrong

Bangalore

762

56.99%

Kagyu Religion

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Karma Choephel

U-tsang

Dharamsala

312

60.94%

2

Tenpa Yarphel

Chamdo

Dharamsala

256

50.00%

Sakya Religion

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Norbu Tsering

Derge

Bir

384

73.99%

2

Choedak Gyatso

Nangchen

Dehradun

309

59.54%

Gelug Religion

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Rongpo Lobsang Nyendak

Ronpo

Bylakuppee

3336

55.38%

2

Atruk Tsetan

Lithang

Mundgod

3161

52.47%

Bon Religion

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Geshe Monlam Tharchin

Khyungpo

Solan

91

82.73%

2

Geshe Namdhak Tsukphui

Hor Drachen

Varanasi

56

50.91%

Europe

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Thupten Wangchen

Kyirong

Spain

1225

59.64%

2

Chungdak Koren

Phari

Norway

758

36.90%

North America

S.no

Name

Native

Present residence

No. of votes

Vote percentage

1

Dekyi Choeyang

Do-mey

North America

2988

53.44%

2

Norbu Tsering

U-tsang

Toronto

2596

46.43%




Tibetans Elect Dr Lobsang Sangay as Kalon Tripa

[Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 5:14 p.m.]

A 43-year-old senior fellow of Harvard Law School has been elected Kalon Tripa of the Central Tibetan Administration.

 
Dr Lobsang Sangay/File Photo

DHARAMSHALA:
Dr Lobsang Sangay won 27,051 votes (55 percent) in the final round of polling held on 20 March. Out of 83,990 registered voters, 49,184 cast their ballots.

The other two candidates – Kalon Trisur Tenzin Namgyal Tethong and Kasur Tashi Wangdi – got 18,405 (37.42 percent) and 3173 (6.44 percent) votes, respectively.

In a thank you message, Dr Sangay said: "With profound humility I accept the Tibetan people's support and the post of Kalon Tripa. It is sobering to realize that nearly 50,000 people in over 30 countries voted in the recent Kalon Tripa and Chitue elections. Your overwhelming support is humbling and I will do my utmost to live up to your expectations."

"I view my election as an affirmation of the far-sighted policies of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and another important step towards the realization of his vision of a truly democratic Tibetan society. I believe the success of the recent Kalon Tripa and Chitue elections and the active participation of the Tibetans in the elections is a significant moral victory," he said.

"I want to express my sincere appreciation and extend my deepest support to the people in Tibet who continue to show tremendous courage even in the most difficult of situations. Our hearts and minds are steadfastly with them," he said.

"I urge every Tibetan and friends of Tibet to join me in our common cause to alleviate the suffering of Tibetans in occupied Tibet and to return His Holiness to his rightful place in the Potala Palace," he added.

Dr Lobsang Sangay grew up in Lama Hatta Tibetan settlement and attended the Central School for Tibetans in Sonada and Darjeeling. He completed his B.A. (Honors) and LLB from St Joseph's College and Delhi University respectively. In 1992, he was elected as the executive member of the Tibetan Youth Congress. He regularly visits Dharamsala and interacts with officials of the Central Tibetan Administration.

In 1996, as a Fulbright Scholar, he obtained Masters degree and in 2004, Doctorate in Law from Harvard Law School, the first Tibetan to receive this degree and his dissertation, Democracy and History of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile from 1959-2004 was awarded the Yong K. Kim' 95 Prize for Excellence.

As expert on international law, democratic constitution, and contemporary China, Dr Sangay he has spoken at various international conferences. He became a key figure for the well-known media organisations such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The BBC, Time Magazine, Newsweek etc. Moreover, he organised seven major conferences among Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Western scholars including two historic meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Chinese scholars in 2003, and in 2009 at Harvard University.

In 2007, he was selected as one of the twenty-four Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society and a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, where top legal experts and judges from around the world congregate.

In 2008, he testified as an expert before the US Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, along with the United States Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.

As a gesture of his gratitude to the Central Tibetan Administration under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he supports over 2,000 Tibetan children in CTSA schools through Tibetan Nutritional Project.




 


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