Dr. Lobsang Sangay Elected Tibetan PM For Second Time

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Dr Lobsang Sangay

Dharamshala: Beating Penpa Tsering by 9012 votes, Dr Lobsang Sangay was today declared Prime Minister elect of the Tibetan Government in Exile for the second term in a row.

Sonam Chhopel, the chief election commissioner of the Tibetan Government in Exile announced the results here a little while ago.

Dr Sangay polled a total of 33,876 votes and his opponent Tsering had a count of 24,864 votes.

A total of 90,377 voters had registered for the elections of which on 59,353 cast their franchise.

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Sonam announced that besides the result for the Prime Minister’s election, results of all 45 members elected for the Tibetan Parliament also had been declared.

Penpa Tsering

Penpa Tsering

Tsering, a former speaker of the assembly, was the opposition candidate for the election that had voters spread over globally and the election was conducted in 5 phases.

Initially there were 5 candidates in the fray for the PM election, when the process started on 18th October, 2015 but three candidates were rejected in the first stage itself, said Sonam.

The last stage of the election was held on 20th March and the counting, conducted before a 8 member standing committee, was done between 20 to 22nd April at Dharamshala.

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Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 12 years of experience behind him. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI new agency. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism awar. He has intensively covered the Tibetan Government in Exile and regularly reports on varied issues which include sports, tourism and others. Arvind Sharma lives in Dharamshala in Himachal.

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