Election 2016: Official final round results

Voting in Tibetan elections for nomination of Sikyong 2016 and Parliament members.

Chief election commisioner Shosur Sonam Choephel announcing the results of the final round of elections in Dharamshala, India, on 27 April 2016. Tibet Sun/Lobsang Wangyal

The Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration announced the results of the final round of Tibetan Elections on 27 April 2016. The polling was held on 20 March to elect a Sikyong (Prime Minister) and 45 Chitues (Members of Parliament). A total of 59,353 Tibetans voted at 85 locations around the world.

Tibetans in India, Nepal, and Bhutan choose 10 members each from their respective province: Amdo, Kham, or U-Tsang. The monks and nuns elect two representatives each from their respective religious school: Bon, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma, or Sakya. Residents of Australasia (excluding India, Nepal, and Bhutan) elect one, and of Europe and North America elect two representatives each.

Sikyong results

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
Lobsang Sangay  Lithang  Dharamshala  Sikyong  33,876 
Penpa Tsering  Nangra  Dharamshala  Speaker  24,864 
Total:   59,353 

Chitue results

Amdo (Domay)

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Thupten Lungrig  Rebkong  Dharamshala  MP  1,943 
  Tashi Dhondup  Serta  Nepal  MP  1,647 
  Tsering Lhamo  Ngawa  Dharamshala  DIIR staff  1,569 
  Yeshi Dolma  Hortsang  Dharamshala  MP  1,467 
  Gyarig Thar  Mangra  Dharamshala  MP  1,437 
  Lobsang Choejor  Rebkong  Dharamshala  Researcher  1,386 
  Dhondup Tashi  Ladang  Dharamshala  Editor Tibet Times  1,229 
  Ratsa Sonam Norbu  Sharkhog  Delhi  Bank staff  1,224 
  Karma Gelek  Jakhyung  Bhandara  Amdo Executive  1,078 
  Tsering Youdon  Chone  Hunsur  MP  953 
  Geshe Ngawa Gangri  Ngawa  Dharamshala  Amdo President  938 
  Sonam Wangmo  Ladang  Dhondup Ling  Amdo Executive  849 
  Lobsang Thupten  Rebkong  Dharamshala  Principal Kunphen  697 
  Lobsang Choephel  Ngawa  Dharamshala  Monlam IT president  650 
  Nyenthar  Luchu  Varanasi  PhD  564 
  Tenzin Choekyap  Dobi  Suja  Teacher  550 
  Pema Choedon  Zoege  Dharamshala  Former TWA executive  543 
  Meu Wangzin Lhamo  Ngawa  Delhi  Social worker  497 
  Chungdup Tsering  Tsongon  Hunsur  Regional Amdo exec  447 
  Tsering Logya  Chentsa  Suja  Teacher  348 

Kham (Dotoe)

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Juchen Kunchok Choedon  Dege  Chauntra  MP  8,132 
  Yangchen Dolkar  Dege  Shillong  MP  6,913 
  Tserta Tsultrim  Serta  Dharamshala  MP  6,563 
  Dorjee Tsetan  Nangchen  Dharamshala  Asia Director SFT  6,539 
  Aukatsang Youdon  Chamdo  Delhi  MP  5,872 
  Kunchok Yarphel  Markham  Delhi  General Sec'y Jamtse Assn  5,408 
  Pema Delek  Ling Tsang  Bylakuppe  President Chu Shi Gang Druk  5,103 
  Lobsang Dakpa  Lithang  Dharamshala  Reporter Voice of Tibet  4,829 
  Ngawang Tharpa  Sog Dzong  Dharamshala  Executive Chu Shi Gang Druk  4,702 
  Lobsang Yeshi  Tsawa Rong  Byalkuppe  MP  4,370 
  Tsering Dolma  Lithang  Shillong  Joint Sec'y Regional Women's Assn  4,270 
  Gelek Namgyal  Tehor  Bangalore  Youth Coordinator  4,248 
  Choekyong Wangchuk  Gapa  Herbertpur  MP  4,079 
  Wangdue Dorjee  Tehor  Bir  Accountant Chu Shi Gang Druk  3,830 
  Geshe Yeshi Gawa  Bawa  Dharamshala  Dalai Lama Biographer  3,735 
  Gyari Bhutuk  Nyagrong  Bangalore  MP  3,616 
  Tenzin  Nangchen  Shimla  Speaker local assembly  2,958 
  Abo Gakyi  Nangchen  Dharamshala  Editor Nangchen History  2,949 
  Tsering Dorjee  Tehor  Bir  Executive Chu Shi Gang Druk  2,498 
  Karma Khedup  Riwoche  Orissa  Executive Chu Shi Gang Druk  1,946 

U-Tsang

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Sharling Dhadon  Tsangpa  Dharamshala  MP  16,543 
  Dhondup Tashi  Ngari  Ladakh  Settlement Officer  13,618 
  Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok  Ngari  Delhi  MP  13,132 
  Dolma Tsering  Dakne  Dharamshala  MP  11,900 
  Pema Jungney  Ngari  Dharamshala  MP  11,476 
  Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar  Lhoka  Dharamshala  BP Gu Chu Sum  9,970 
  Samten Chodon  Ngari  Bylakuppe  Ex-Vice President  9,930 
  Dawa Phunkyi  Tsang Gampa  Dharamshala  MP  9,352 
  Dawa Tsering  Toe Rachu  Dharamshala  MP  9,240 
  Migyur Dorjee  Ngari  Dharamshala  Ex-Cabinet Secretary  8,977 
  Tenzin Jamyang  Ngari  Dharamshala  Teacher TCV  8,815 
  Karma Yeshi  Sakya  Dharamshala  MP  8,215 
  Namgyal Qusar  Ngari  Dharamshala  Doctor  6,227 
  Chime Youngdung  Ngari  Dharamshala  Former President NDPT  6,069 
  Dawa Rinchen  Tsang Gampa  Dharamshala  Vice President ITFA  5,614 
  Tashi Dolma  Nyanam  Dekyiling  President TWA  5,037 
  Janyel Tsering Lhakyab  Gyaltse  Bylakuppe  President RTYC  4,963 
  Tsering Thakchoe  Dhingri  Dharamshala  Doctor  4,490 
  Rinchen Tsering  Ngari  Dehra Dun  VP Ngari Assn  4,449 
  Sonam Dorjee  Thoding  Dharamshala  Settlement officer  4,405 

Bon

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Geshe Monlam Tharchin  Khyungpo  Solan  MP  152 
  Bara Tsewang Tashi  Dachen  Solan  Speaker local assembly  121 
  Geshe Namdak Tsukphue  Dachen  Varanasi  MP  113 
  Yungdung Chime  Tewa  Solan  ...  25 

Gelug

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Atuk Tsetan  Lithang  Mundgod  MP  3,340 
  Gowo Lobsang Phendey  Bawa  Mundgod  Executive Chu Shi Gang Druk  2,621 
  Geshe Thupten Wangchuk  Chushul  Bylakuppe  Sera Jey General Sec'y  2,146 
  Beri Sonam Wangchuk  Beri  Dharamshala  Researcher  1,565 

Kagyu

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Kunga Sotop  Dege  Bodh Gaya  Secretary of Tergar  455 
  Tenpa Yarphel  Chamdo  Dharamshala  MP  401 
  Pema Rigzin  Gapa  Deckyi Ling  Head of Jangchup Ling  332 
  Sonam Dadul  Nagchu  Kumrao  Former MP  186 

Nyingma

Name Origin   From Occupation Votes
  Khenpo Sonam Tenphel  Rekhe    Dharamshala  Vice-Chair MP  676 
  Khenpo Jamphel Tenzin  Minyag  Kollegal  ...  592 
  Khenpo Pema Choephel  Tsawa    Bir  Abbot Palyul Choekhorling  306 
  Kalsang  Toe Phaduk  Yanglashoe/Nepal  ...  77 

Sakya

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Lophon Thupten Gyaltsen  Markham  Puruwalla  Editor Sakya Dictionary  300 
  Khenpo Ngodup Sonam  Tehor  Gopalpur  Religious teacher  239 
  Acharya Lobsang Gyaltsen  Lhokha  Gopalpur  Tibetan teacher  172 
  Dawo Ngawang Lodoe  Gapa  Kumrao  Speaker of local assembly  106 

Australasia

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Dongdue Kyizom  Gyaltse  Sydney  Spokesperson ATC  406 
  Thupten Dhondup  Gapa  Melbourne  National former President  371 
  Ngodup Gyaltsen  Pureng  Canberra  Former CTA staff  229 

Europe

  Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Thupten Wangchen  Kyidong  Spain  MP  4,076 
  Samdo Jampa Tsering  Alha Gyari  Switzerland  Rikon Tibetan teacher  2,102 
  Tethong Tenzin Wangpo  Shigatse  Switzerland  MP  2,014 
  Thupten Gyatso  Gyarong  France  Former Presi Tibetan Assn  1,578 

North America

Name Origin From Occupation Votes
  Pema Chagzoe Tsang  Kongpo  Utah  Regional staff  3,978 
  Tsewang Rigzin  Tsang Jeypa  Minnesota  Former Presi TYC  2,947 
  Tenzin Rangdol  Kongpo  California  ...  2,875 
  Tashi Namgyal  Gapa  Seattle  MP  2,375 
  Gotruk Kalsang Phuntsok  Dhingri  Portland  Former Presi TYC  1,931 

Comments

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  1. 1.
    Tash, from Dharamshala, says:on 27 April 2016 at 11:21 am

    Not Chief election commissioner Shosur Sonam Phuntsok.
    His original name is Chief election commissioner Shosur Sonam Choephel la
    [[ Thank you Tash! This is fixed. — web admin ]]

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