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"I can be the people's Sikyong:" Penpa Tsering Sikyong Candidate

posted Sep 18, 2015, 8:18 PM by The Tibetan Political Review
By Molly Lortie, Tibet Post International (Aug.25, 2015)

 "I can be the people's Sikyong," said Penpa Tsering Sikyong Candidate during an Exclusive Interview with the Tibet Post International. Mr Tsering is the current Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, who recently announced his candidacy for 2016 Sikyong election.

1) Mr. Speaker, can you brief us on your decision to stand for Sikyong in the 2016 elections?

As I always say, first there has to be a decision from that person's mind that I have to do this. That is most obvious. Then you need the ability to do it, but that alone is not enough. You need peoples support. In my case, there has been a nomination by the National Democratic Party of Tibet along with Lobsang Sangay, and then the Tibetans from Central Tibet decided to support me, so that was added incentive. Also there has been a lot of individuals approaching me saying please don't say no this time. Also you need a karmic destiny to reach that. So if all those come together then there is the possibility to become Sikyong. Right now, I can say these three seem to be coming together, but no one can say for sure.

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