Sikyong 2016: Preliminary round results

Exile Tibetans cast their ballots for a new Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration on Sunday, 18 October, at 60 different places around the world. Here is the unofficial record of the results that Tibet Sun could collect. Some places may be missing. The official election result will be announced by the Election Commission on 4 December.

[Updated on 2 November at 5pm IST: results of Canada and United States added]

Summary of the results

Lobsang Sangay  28,690 
Penpa Tsering  10,137 
Lukar Jam  2,410 
Tashi Wangdu  1,667 
Tashi Topgyal  31 
Gyari Dolma  19 
Samdhong Rinpoche  11 
Total:  43,843 

Results by location

Allahabad, IndiaResult published on 22 October.updated

Penpa Tsering  40 
Lobsang Sangay  18 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

Asansol, IndiaResult published on 24 October.

Lobsang Sangay  76 
Penpa Tsering  27 
Tashi Wangdu  6 

Bangalore (South zone)Result published on 20 October.Note: Includes seven locations: Bangalore City, Dalai Lama College, Mysore, Mangalore, Andra Pradesh, Chennai and Ooty.

Lobsang Sangay  361 
Penpa Tsering  144 
Lukar Jam  63 
Tashi Wangdu  39 

Bhandara, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  291 
Penpa Tsering  90 
Tashi Wangdu  2 

Bhilia, IndiaResult published on 25 October.

Lobsang Sangay  27 
Penpa Tsering  4 

Bir (Dege), IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  309 
Lukar Jam  90 
Penpa Tsering  27 
Tashi Wangdu  17 
Tashi Topgyal  1 

Bir, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  264 
Penpa Tsering  76 
Lukar Jam  9 
Tashi Wangdu  6 

Bodh Gaya, IndiaResult published on 23 October.

Lobsang Sangay  72 
Penpa Tsering  44 
Lukar Jam  3 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

Bomdila, IndiaResult published on 29 October.

Lobsang Sangay  220 
Penpa Tsering  7 
Tashi Wangdu  4 

Bylakuppe (Deki Larso)Result published on 19 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  480 
Penpa Tsering  307 
Tashi Wangdu  55 
Lukar Jam  10 

Bylakuppe (Lugsam)Result published on 22 October.Note: Update 2: correct results now posted.

Lobsang Sangay  2590 
Penpa Tsering  920 
Lukar Jam  167 
Tashi Wangdu  153 
Tashi Topgyal  2 

Canada (Alberta)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "Canada (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  110 
Lukar Jam  26 
Penpa Tsering  15 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

Canada (Montreal)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "Canada (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  22 
Penpa Tsering  12 
Lukar Jam  7 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

Canada (Toronto)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "Canada (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  647 
Penpa Tsering  143 
Lukar Jam  91 
Tashi Wangdu  45 

Canada (overall)Result published on 2 November.Note: Total of all Canada locations. (Includes other regional results that may not be recorded above.)

Lobsang Sangay  930 
Penpa Tsering  183 
Lukar Jam  138 
Tashi Wangdu  52 

Chauntra, IndiaResult published on 19 October.

Lobsang Sangay  169 
Lukar Jam  35 
Penpa Tsering  12 
Tashi Wangdu  2 

Darjeeling, IndiaResult published on 21 October.updated Note: includes Kolkata

Lobsang Sangay  482 
Penpa Tsering  144 
Tashi Wangdu  112 
Lukar Jam  45 

Dehra Dun, IndiaResult published on 20 October.Note: Includes Deki Ling, Mussoorie, Rajpur, and Clementown.

Lobsang Sangay  1182 
Penpa Tsering  321 
Lukar Jam  126 
Tashi Wangdu  52 
Gyari Dolma  13 

Delhi (Majnu ka Tilla), IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  1110 
Penpa Tsering  422 
Lukar Jam  90 
Tashi Wangdu  45 
Gyari Dolma  6 
Tashi Topgyal  2 

Dharamshala (Gangkyi and UTCV)Result published on 22 October.Note: These votes are included in "Dharamshala (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Penpa Tsering  584 
Lobsang Sangay  565 
Lukar Jam  42 
Tashi Wangdu  39 

Dharamshala (Gopalpur and LTCV)Result published on 22 October.Note: These votes are included in "Dharamshala (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  208 
Penpa Tsering  85 

Dharamshala (overall)Result published on 22 October.Note: Total of all Dharamshala locations, including McLeod Ganj (Includes other regional results that may not be recorded above.)

Lobsang Sangay  2648 
Penpa Tsering  1816 
Lukar Jam  271 
Tashi Wangdu  143 
Samdhong Rinpoche  9 
Tashi Topgyal  5 
Gyari Dolma  4 

Dholanji, IndiaResult published on 23 October.

Tashi Wangdu  82 
Lukar Jam  32 
Lobsang Sangay  23 
Penpa Tsering  10 
Gyari Dolma  1 

Dimapur, IndiaResult published on 19 October.

Lobsang Sangay  64 
Penpa Tsering  44 
Tashi Wangdu  8 

Europe: AustriaResult published on 27 October.

Lobsang Sangay  14 
Penpa Tsering  7 
Lukar Jam  3 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

Europe: BelgiumResult published on 27 October.

Lobsang Sangay  769 
Penpa Tsering  303 
Lukar Jam  128 
Tashi Wangdu  47 

Europe: EnglandResult published on 28 October.

Lobsang Sangay  90 
Penpa Tsering  41 
Lukar Jam  20 
Tashi Wangdu  7 

Europe: GermanyResult published on 27 October.

Lobsang Sangay  78 
Penpa Tsering  15 
Lukar Jam  7 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

Europe: ItalyResult published on 27 October.

Lobsang Sangay  23 
Penpa Tsering  11 
Lukar Jam  1 

Europe: SwitzerlandResult published on 26 October.

Lobsang Sangay  1560 
Penpa Tsering  348 
Lukar Jam  150 
Tashi Wangdu  47 
Samdhong Rinpoche  1 
Gyari Dolma  1 

Gangtok, SikkimResult published on 22 October.updated Note: Rumtek and La Jangshar

Lobsang Sangay  703 
Penpa Tsering  187 
Lukar Jam  31 
Tashi Wangdu  13 

Herbertpur, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  182 
Penpa Tsering  61 
Tashi Wangdu  8 
Lukar Jam  3 

Hunsur, IndiaResult published on 19 October.

Lobsang Sangay  481 
Penpa Tsering  227 
Lukar Jam  6 
Tashi Wangdu  4 
Tashi Topgyal  2 

JapanResult published on 28 October.

Lobsang Sangay  27 
Lukar Jam  11 
Penpa Tsering  3 

Kalimpong, IndiaResult published on 22 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  340 
Penpa Tsering  338 

Kathmandu, NepalResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  1753 
Penpa Tsering  490 
Tashi Wangdu  220 
Lukar Jam  122 

Kollegal, IndiaResult published on 19 October.Note: Update 2

Lobsang Sangay  650 
Penpa Tsering  178 
Tashi Wangdu  8 
Lukar Jam  1 

Kullu, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  181 
Penpa Tsering  42 
Tashi Wangdu  34 
Lukar Jam  7 

Kumrao, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  16 
Penpa Tsering  6 

Ladakh, IndiaResult published on 22 October.

Lobsang Sangay  1717 
Penpa Tsering  250 
Tashi Wangdue  77 
Lukar Jam  12 
Tashi Topgyal  9 

Ludhiana, IndiaResult published on 29 October.

Lobsang Sangay  43 
Penpa Tsering  7 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

Mainpat, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  195 
Penpa Tsering  117 
Tashi Wangdu  27 
Lukar Jam  7 

Mandi, IndiaResult published on 20 October.Note: Includes Pondoh, Rewalsar and Sundar Nagar.

Lobsang Sangay  160 
Penpa Tsering  31 
Lukar Jam  14 
Tashi Wangdu  2 

Miao, IndiaResult published on 22 October.

Lobsang Sangay  600 
Penpa Tsering  39 

Mundgod, IndiaResult published on 22 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  2549 
Penpa Tsering  943 
Lukar Jam  164 
Tashi Wangdu  152 
Tashi Topgyal  8 

Nainital, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  65 
Penpa Tsering  8 

Orissa, IndiaResult published on 19 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  270 
Penpa Tsering  258 
Tashi Wangdu  19 

Paonta Sahib, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  106 
Penpa Tsering  39 
Lukar Jam  2 

Patna, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  41 
Penpa Tsering  17 

Pokhara (Paljor Ling and Jampa Ling), NepalResult published on 22 October.

Lobsang Sangay  281 
Penpa Tsering  40 

Pokhara (Tashi Ling), NepalResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  40 
Penpa Tsering  7 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

Rawangla, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  202 
Tashi Wangdu  40 
Penpa Tsering  30 

Sataun, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  25 
Penpa Tsering  7 

Shillong, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  151 
Penpa Tsering  21 

Shimla, IndiaResult published on 20 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  139 
Penpa Tsering  52 
Tashi Wangdu  5 
Lukar Jam  4 

Surat, IndiaResult published on 30 October.

Lobsang Sangay  54 
Tashi Wangdu  14 
Penpa Tsering  10 

Sydney, AustraliaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  221 
Penpa Tsering  143 
Lukar Jam  35 
Tashi Wangdu  5 
Tashi Topgyal  1 

Taipei, TaiwanResult published on 21 October.updated

Lobsang Sangay  25 
Penpa Tsering  9 
Lukar Jam  4 

Tashi Jong, IndiaResult published on 19 October.

Lobsang Sangay  119 
Lukar Jam  111 
Penpa Tsering  5 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

Tata Nagar, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Penpa Tsering  45 
Lobsang Sangay  35 

Tenzin Gang, IndiaResult published on 29 October.

Lobsang Sangay  194 
Penpa Tsering  10 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

Tezu, IndiaResult published on 21 October.

Lobsang Sangay  209 
Penpa Tsering  35 

Tuting, IndiaResult published on 26 October.

Lobsang Sangay  313 

Udaipur, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  54 
Penpa Tsering  14 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

United States (Boston)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  152 
Penpa Tsering  77 
Lukar Jam  32 
Tashi Wangdu  12 

United States (Minnesota)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  348 
Penpa Tsering  130 
Lukar Jam  74 
Tashi Wangdu  17 
Tashi Topgyal  3 

United States (New York and New Jersey)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  920 
Penpa Tsering  433 
Lukar Jam  158 
Tashi Wangdu  37 

United States (Northern California)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  269 
Penpa Tsering  123 
Lukar Jam  53 
Tashi Wangdu  32 

United States (Portland)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  111 
Lukar Jam  21 
Penpa Tsering  20 
Tashi Wangdu  3 

United States (Southern California)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  27 
Penpa Tsering  15 
Lukar Jam  2 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

United States (Vermont)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Lobsang Sangay  50 
Penpa Tsering  9 
Lukar Jam  7 
Tashi Wangdu  1 

United States (Washington DC)Result published on 2 November.Note: These votes are included in "United States (overall)", and not added in the top summary.

Penpa Tsering  46 
Lobsang Sangay  43 
Lukar Jam  35 
Tashi Wangdu  9 
Tashi Topgyal  1 

United States (overall)Result published on 2 November.Note: Total of all United States locations. (Includes other regional results that may not be recorded above.)

Lobsang Sangay  2628 
Penpa Tsering  1053 
Lukar Jam  472 
Tashi Wangdu  139 
Tashi Topgyal  4 

Varanasi, IndiaResult published on 20 October.

Lobsang Sangay  71 
Penpa Tsering  52 
Lukar Jam  16 
Tashi Wangdu  14 

Comments

There are 151 comments so far.

  1. 151.
    Pemtse says:on 1 November 2015 at 2:17 am

    Lobsang la: Thanks so much for your effort to keeping us informed on election voting results. Actually we should be asking this question to EC directly but I am requesting you to at-least make a direct inquiry to EC in Dharamsala why North America Sikyong election result is still not being declared? Why can’t they declare it by now? I thank you for the wonderful job that you are doing for all us.

  2. 150.
    Lobten Ranzen, from New York , says:on 31 October 2015 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for Tibet sun. I have seen only Tibet Sun timely updates election result. I really appreciate your job. I want you to be our next election commissioner. Good job keep it up.

  3. 149.
    Tenzin, from NYC, says:on 31 October 2015 at 1:52 am

    Looks like the leak of the Gangkyi result is intentional and wants to show the general public that PT is a better Sikyong candidate than LS because Shungshab knows best regarding CTA. Probably will use during final election to garner vote for PT.

    Yes, the majority of CTA staff are dedicated, hardworking, educated and intelligent, but it does not mean PT is better candidate than LS because they prefer PT over LS. It could be the following reasons too:
    1) Maybe they do not like LS and his style of functioning at CTA.
    2) LS is a boss for past few years, it is natural and high chances of not liking by staff.
    3) Also LS becomes big boss from nowhere. CTA Secretaries take more than 25 years to reach that level but LS becomes their bosses (Kalons) boss in one election.

    But we can not ignore the result too. I think LS need to think towards building better working relations and confidence from Shugshab.

    • 148.
      Nyargyen, from Dharamshala, says:on 1 November 2015 at 7:53 pm

      If you are ridiculously successful or filthy rich, Gangkyi is a difficult place to live. Everybody seems to have a nice life with a nice pay, and every soul on that small mountain wants to be the Centre of attention. I wish the gentleman from Harvard, the Accidental Prime Minister of Tibet, all the very best.

  4. 147.
    sodu, from Jhansi, says:on 29 October 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Lobsang la, your creation is very good. no result from the sweater business sites been noted so far. anything secret or not received .

  5. 146.
    Tsewang, from Toronto, Canada, says:on 29 October 2015 at 10:01 am

    Hi Lobsang

    Pokhara tashi palkhel reads india and correct me as nepal.

    Pokhara paljorling also reads india and correct me as nepal.

    Thanks you are doing superb job.

    See you march 20 2016.

    • 145.
      Web admin says:on 29 October 2015 at 10:06 am

      Tsewang la, thank you for catching that! All my fault (web admin), can’t believe i did that, i know where is Pokhara.

      — web admin

  6. 144.
    Phuntsok Palden, from Dharamshala, says:on 28 October 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks Tibet Sun for the timely updates. It’s the only website that provided the results.

    Dharamshala did not declare results for separate places. Tibet Sun must have acquired the Gangkyi and UTCV result from some inside sources. I saw a separate Gangkyi result. I don’t know how authentic that was. In that Penpa Tsering was much higher. I will try to get that figure and post it here.

    Penpa Tsering leading in Gangkyi by huge margin says and means a lot. The staff members there work with both Penpa Tsering and Lobsang Sangay all the time. They know better who’s doing what.

    Since quite a lot of people are interested to know Gangkyi result separately, Dharamshala local EC should declare this particular result separately.

    We all have only one vote, and must use it wisely for our common good. Bhoe Gyallo!

    • 143.
      Tenzin, from Dharamshala, says:on 29 October 2015 at 9:04 am

      Phuntsok la,

      I think that the same ballot box was used for Gangkyi and UTCV hence it is not possible to show them separately. If different ballot box were used then the EC may have the data.

      The voting process in Gangkyi happened in the morning and then the same ballot box was taken to UTCV and voting happened in UTCV in the afternoon.

      Though it would have been good if separate results were provided. I don’t think there is anything that be done now. EC should have used separate ballot boxes.

  7. 142.
    Pemtse says:on 28 October 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks Lobsang la for updating pre-Sikyong election result.

    It is for sure a great victory for Sikyong LS for a tremendous victory from all walks of exile community. But I have a question for EC. Why are they not showing separate voting result for Gangkyi CTA? Why it is included together with UTCV? We all know by now that Tsokso Pempa Tsering la won overwhelmingly in Gangkyi CTA. So why EC is doing this? It makes no senses just because Gopalpur and LTCV result shown togther, so Gangkyi and UTCV has to be shown together! What kind of logic is that?

    Where is transparency, honesty and integrity? How can we trust? Whoever wins that is fine as it is in democracy, majority of votes does count. But we would like to know the actual facts and actual results from each locality.

    I am also surprised by the recent info. that EC will declare the final Sikyong candidate in the month of February, when actual election is in March. Does it make any sense? Just imagine this will only favor the current Sikyong for sure. All candidates deserve equal opportunity in terms of platform and time for election campaign. Otherwise our democracy is only good in paper and not in action.

  8. 141.
    Tenzin, from Toronto, says:on 28 October 2015 at 10:29 am

    Thanks for bringing out the election result. Why Election commission cannot announce the result in a week’s time? That is too late even. Why wait until December?

    It is also not surprising with the striking result figures of Gangkyi. That’s our Tibetan character or attitude.

  9. 140.
    Dawa Phuntsok says:on 28 October 2015 at 4:14 am

    We need Gangkyi result for Sikyong separately, so as to see clearly what a majority of our CTA staffs secretly and freely wish for. Is this mindset similar to when Gyalstap Reting Rinpoche was governing free Tibet? When all kinds of bad things were rumoured about Reting Rinpoche. Of course, present-day Shugden society accuses Reting Rinpoche of selecting false 14th H.H. The Dalai Lama. Save Tibet from Tibetans!

    • 139.
      Tenzin, from Toronto, says:on 28 October 2015 at 10:34 am

      No, I think there is no comparison to the Reting regent era. I feel since our current Sikyong’s innovative style and humble character is misjudged by our CTA staff members. We have seen his leadership from far and wide. That’s adequate for our exile condition beside His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

      • 138.
        Tenwang says:on 28 October 2015 at 11:44 am

        Are CTA staffs not Tibetan? Don’t they have a feeling of concern of Tibetan issue? Why do you think CTA staffs are in CTA? Do you think they were all handpicked by Lobsang Sangay as he did Karydor Augatsang who is right hand?

        Don’t blame CTA staffs, rather go yourself to Gangkyi and study. Vote is the best tool for CTA staffs to show their concern over the Administration of CTA.

        Sikyong’s innovative style and humble character? Innovative in sanctioning different projects around Tibetan Settlement during his last term? I myself don’t think this is what is called innovative; it is the politics which all politicians play prior to election.

        Humble in what? To me, it is touring around Settlements and United States over CTA fund for personal campaign, in the name of Official Tour.

        Its very difficult for blind faith supporters to believe all these facts, because they don’t want to know the truth which is the fact and reality.

  10. 137.
    Rinchen Dhondup, from Minnesota, says:on 27 October 2015 at 1:37 am
    དོན་དམ་པའི་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་ནི་ཚོགས་གཙོ་སྤེན་པ་ཚེ་རིང་མཆོག་ཡིན། གང་ཡིན་ཅེ་ན་ཁོང་གིས་ཕྱག་ལས་ད་བར་གྲུབ་འབྲས་གཟེངས་ཐོན་ཐོན་ཐོག། དབུས་བོད་མིའི་སྒྲིག་འཛུགས་ཆེད་ཁ་རེ་ཁ་གཏུགས་ཀྱིས་དོལ་རྒྱལ་བསྟེན་གསོལ་བྱེད་མཁན་རྣམ་དང་༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་ལ་མཚན་སྨད་ཞུ་མཁན་རྣམས་ལ་ཁ་གཏད་དངོས་སུ་བཅག་གི་ཡོད། དེ་ལས་ལྡོག་སྟེ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་བློ་བཟང་སེངྒེ་ནི་དེ་ཚོའི་སྐོར་ཁ་གཡབ་གཡབ་ཙམ་ལས་གསུངས་ཀྱི་མེད་པར་བརྟེན་གངས་སྐྱིད་ནང་བཞགས་བཞིན་པའི་སེམས་ཤུགས་ཅན་གྱི་ལས་བྱེད་ཚོས་ཁོང་ལ་འོས་མ་ཐོབ་པ་དེ་ནས་གསལ་པོ་མཁྱེན་ཐུབ། དེར་བརྟེན་རང་རིགས་རྣམས་བསམ་བློ་ཞིབ་མོར་བཏང་། བརྟག་དཔྱད་བྱེད་ནས་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་འོས་བླུགས་རོགས་གནང་ཞུ།
    • 136.
      Tenzin, from Toronto, says:on 28 October 2015 at 10:37 am

      What is meant by Ultimate? Real Sikyong or ultimate Sikyong will be proved by the Tibetan electorate in exile and not by few supporters of one way or other. Thats democracy and should be our democracy too.

  11. 135.
    Tsering Dawa, from New York, says:on 26 October 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Lobsang Wangyal la,
    Can you also include the names of places whose results you are not yet declared under the title “waiting for result”.
    Thanks!

    • 134.
      Web admin says:on 27 October 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Tsering Dawa — I had this idea from the beginning, and requested EC to provide the list of all the locations where the elections would take place. But they refused, and I don’t know all the places. It’s also complicated because some places are organised under other places. If I get to know what’s remaining, I will publish those. — LW

  12. 133.
    Thupten Dakpa, from Bylakuppe, says:on 26 October 2015 at 4:37 pm
    ༄༅། །བཙན་བྱོལ་བོད་མིའི་འོས་བསྡུའི་སྒྲིག་གཞི།
    ལེའུ་དྲུག་པ།
    སྲིད་སྐྱོང་གི་འོས་བསྡུ།
    དོན་ཚན་དྲུག་ཅུ་རེ་བདུན་པ། སྲིད་སྐྱོང་གི་སྔོན་འགྲོ་དང་དངོས་གཞིའི་འོས་བསྡུ་བྱ་ཕྱོགས།
    ༤ དབུས་འོས་བསྡུ་ལས་ཁང་ནས་སྔོན་འགྲོའི་འོས་གཞིར་བརྟག་ཞིབ་རྩད་གཅོད་དང༌། དགོངས་ཞུའི་རིགས་གྲུབ་རྗེས་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་གི་དངོས་གཞིའི་འོས་གཞི་གཉིས་ལས་མ་ཉུང་བ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་བྱེད་དགོས། གལ་སྲིད་འོས་གཞི་གཅིག་ལས་མེད་པ་དང༌། དེ་ལ་སྔོན་འགྲོའི་འོས་ཤོག་ཁྱོན་འབོར་གྱི་བརྒྱ་ཆ་ ༥༡ ལས་མི་ཉུང་བའི་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཐོབ་ཡོད་ཚེ་ཁ་གཏད་མེད་པའི་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་ལ་འདེམས་ཐོན་བྱུང་བར་ངོས་འཛིན་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་བྱ་རྒྱུ། མེད་ཚེ་སྔོན་འགྲོའི་འོས་བསྡུའི་ལས་རིམ་བསྐྱར་དུ་བྱེད་དགོས།
  13. 132.
    Tenzin, from Kalimpong, says:on 25 October 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t agree that the recent preliminary election has gone fair and well. Yes, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay’s too biased towards his friends and cholkhas in providing the higher posts of CTA. Take the instances of his leadership n concern towards the educated youths where he has appointed retired personnel in Settlement Officers post of Orissa, Tenzingang, Miao, Darjeeling, Kalimpong etc. LS, please don’t talk of giving employment to our youths. Please don’t vote for LS n vote for PT.

  14. 131.
    Tengyal sonam, from Bangalore, says:on 25 October 2015 at 1:38 pm

    We need to see gangkyi result separately…. Y it mixed with UTCV.?..not fare…

    • 130.
      Ngawang Thabkey, from California, says:on 26 October 2015 at 3:13 am

      We need separately vote result from gangkyi staff!!! Gangkyi staff knows much much better than us, so why there didn’t vote for Sikying???
      Please make separetely Gangkyi Staff vote….! Thank you!!

      • 129.
        Thinley Wangtop, from Gangkyi, says:on 27 October 2015 at 12:37 pm

        I am not sure you can say that the Gangkyi vote numbers represent only CTA staff? There are Mentsekhang, Nechung, Gadong, Delek Hospital, Library, and many settled people. Many of the CTA staff stay at TCV and McLeod Ganj, and the election happened on Sunday so many staff voted at McLeod. If you wish you could take a look at the VOT video during election, there you can see, whether CTA staff are more in number or common people.

        with sincere respect and thanks,
        — Thinley Wangtop

        [[ Edited to meet the Tibet Sun guidelines for sharing. Thank you.

        • 128.
          Tenwang says:on 30 October 2015 at 9:34 am

          Mr. Wangtop,
          I can see that you are CTA staff who is also a big supporter of Lobsang Sangay because of Phayul Chikpa. Moreover, after going through lots of guidelines for CTA staff which we can easily get nowadays, it is clearly written that No any CTA staff should be allowed to directly involve in Political matter. Do you think you are true CTA staff? We know that every CTA staff didn’t support Penpa Tsering la, but majority do support. Better not teach us

  15. 127.
    Kalsang Wangdue, from New York, says:on 25 October 2015 at 11:57 am

    It is my thoughts that Dr. Lobsang Sangay’s victory is a Loss for Tibet. Nor that there is any better choice among the current candidates. I feel that he has used Tibet to promote his self-interest and whims. He does not genuinely FEEL for the Tibetan people and the Cause. … Pity those suffering Tibetans in Tibet.

    It seems to me that Tibetans value Appearance more than Substance and Reality. You deserve no better than this hollow Scholar. Give this man another 5 years to destroy Tibet and the struggle that His Holiness and our Elders have stirven so hard to build. Cheers to us for being such ‘”intelligent and patriotic” voters. Amen dear countrymen!

    • 126.
      sodu, from Jhansi, says:on 29 October 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Kelsang Wangdue la, sorry your comments needs to check, something different in the line is not the way. At the moment, we don’t have any doubt and odd thinking in the presence of His Holiness nor specks of hesitation allowed to come up at this juncture.

  16. 125.
    Gelek Jamyang Yawongtsang, from Florida Unites States , says:on 25 October 2015 at 2:45 am

    Wow wow Dr lobsang Sangay is vote like burning in the forests.

  17. 124.
    Tsering Dhondup, from Mundgod, says:on 24 October 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Awesome job Tibet Sun,

    Your website is the only one that is updating hour by hour.

    It will be interesting to see the final voting on 20 March 2016 between Lobsang Sangay and Penpa Tsering.

  18. 123.
    Dawa Phuntsok Teacher, from Darjeelig, says:on 24 October 2015 at 3:56 pm
    དྲ་རྒྱའི་འགན་འཛིན་བློ་བཟང་དབང་རྒྱལ་མཆོག་ལ་འོས་ཐོབ་ཀྱི་གནས་ཚུལ་རྒྱས་གཏོང་གནང་མཛད་པར་ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་ཞུ་བ་དང་ཆབས་ཅིག རང་ཉིད་བོད་མིའི་ཤ་ཁྲག་ལས་གྲུབ་པའི་གང་ཟག་གཅིག་ཡིན་པའི་ཆ་ནས་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་དང་སྤྱི་འཐུས་ཀྱི་འོས་གཞི་དང་གཏམ་བཤད་ལ་དོ་སྣང་གང་ཐུབ་བྱས་པ་མ་ཟད། སྲིད་སྤྱིའི་འོས་མི་ཁག་ཅིག་ས་གནས་སུ་གཏམ་བཤད་ལ་ཕེབས་སྐབས་ཆ་ཤས་གང་ཐུབ་ལེན་པ་མ་ཟད་བོད་མིའིà��སུ་རུང་བོད་ཀྱི་རྩ་དོན་སླད་ངལ་བ་ཁྱད་བསད་བྱ་འདུན་ཅན་ལ་རྟག་ཏུ་གུས་རྩི་ཞུ་བཞིན་ཡོད། ཁག་ཅིག་གིས་གང་ཟག་འོས་མིའི་ཆེ་གེ་མོའི་གཏམ་བཤད་དུ་ཆ་ཤས་ལེན་པར་མི་འདོད་པའི་རྣམ་འགྱུར་བསྟན་པ་ནི་མང་གཙོའི་འགྲོ་ལུགས་ལ་རློམ་པར་སྣང། མཁས་དབང་བློ་བཟང་སེང་གེ་མཆོག་ལ་ད་བར་འོས་རྩིས་ཀྱི་མཐོ་གྲས་སུ་སོན་པར་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ། འོས་མི་གཞན་སྤྱི་འཐུས་སྤེན་པ་ཚེ་རིང་ལགས་དང། བཀྲིས་སྟོབས་རྒྱལ་ལགས། བཀྲིས་དབང་འདུས་ལགས།་ ཀླུ་བྱམས་ལགས་ཐམས་ཅད་ལ་བོད་ཀྱི་རྩ་དོན་ཐོག་ཆོད་སེམས་བརྟན་པོ་ཡོད་པར་བསྔགས་བརྗོད་ཀྱི་མེ་ཏོག་བཏོར་བཞིན་ཁྱེད་རྣམ་པའི་ངལ་བ་ཆུ་ཟོས་ནམ་ཡང་ཕྱིན་མེད་ལ། རྒྱ་དམར་གུང་བྲན་ལའང་བརྡ་ལན་ནན་པོ་གནང་ཡོད་པར་ངོས་འཛིན་ཞུ་གི་ཡོད
  19. 122.
    Thupten Dakpa, from Bylakuppe, says:on 24 October 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Congratulations Dr Sangay lak, All the best and hope you will keep up to the people’s expectation……

  20. 121.
    Tseten Gonpo, from Delhi, says:on 24 October 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Lobsang la, keep updating the vote from rest of others. If possible show us separate result of Gangkyi and Mcleod.

    • 120.
      Lobsang, from Dharamshala, says:on 27 October 2015 at 10:20 am

      Hi,
      Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the best leader for us. He will never make us feel regret as he has ability to face the problem and challenge to the Chinese. He knows how to keep policy of fight for freedom.

  21. 119.
    Kalsang Phuntsok, from Canada, says:on 24 October 2015 at 4:01 am

    Your total for Lukar Jam seems to be wrong. My calculation shows he got 1,824 based on the results you have shown on this page.

    • 118.
      Web admin says:on 24 October 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Totals have now (1:54 pm IST) been recalculated independently by 2 different people. Lukar Jam is now up in third place — but not 1,824 (remember not to include the two Dharamshala subtotals 🙂 )

      Thanks again for the alert! — Web admin

    • 117.
      Web admin says:on 24 October 2015 at 6:23 am

      Kalsang Phuntsok la, thank you! Unfortunately i’ve had to do the totals by hand, and was worried they have gotten out of whack.

      Does this mean you have checked all the totals, and this is the only one that is wrong?

      very grateful — web admin

  22. 116.
    Topden, from Barcelona, says:on 23 October 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I had the privilege of meeting Dr Lobsang Sangay in Barcelona. Though i am half Tibetan and i don’t know much about Tibetan politics, the issue of Tibet is dear to my Heart. I believe nobody can bring results in a flash, and as far as i am concerned he is the right man to lead, as by now he has the experience and the capability.

  23. 115.
    MTSYD, from Sikkim, says:on 23 October 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Wow…. Very great to see that Dr. Lobsang Sangay is again to be political leader of Tibet… Congratulations for your good job. Obviously he is very good and sincere. Person like him is very rare in our country. That’s all keep going.. All the best…..

  24. 114.
    Tenpa Ranzen, from New York, US, says:on 23 October 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Voter for Ranzen or Tibet not for China. Tibetan wanted go back to Tibet not China. བོད་ཀྱི་བདག་པོ་བོད་པ་རེད་རྒྱ་མི་མ་རེད་དེ་ལྟར་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་ཡོང་མི་སྲིད་བོད་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་དང་མི་རིགས་ཆེད་རང་སྲོག་བློས་མཁན་རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་རྣམས་ཀྱི་མངོན་འདོད་བོད་རང་བཙན་རེད་འདི་ང་ཚོས་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་བརྗེད་མི་སྲིད་།

    ༄། བོད་རང་བཙན་གཙང་མ་ཡིན་།།

    • 113.
      Yangchen, from Tasmania, says:on 24 October 2015 at 11:07 am

      How very much I like to be brave and passionate like some of my fellow Tibetans to want nothing but complete independence. Unfortunately I have to face the reality and follow His Holiness’ Middle Path. This is better than to become like, Ancient aborigine of Australia, and Ancient Indians of America.

  25. 112.
    Tsepak, from Darjeeling, says:on 23 October 2015 at 4:41 pm

    You voted freely for your choice and I did my own. So, there is no point to blame anyone. If you are not satisfied, it means your vote has gone to a wrong man! Who can help you? Nobody but yourself.

    The good news is that more than 75% of Tibetan voters are now not listening to the differences of Cholkas and its conservative campaigners, but see the integrity of Tibet as a nation and not as his or her own Cholka!

  26. 111.
    Pema, from Hunsur , says:on 23 October 2015 at 3:00 pm
    བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ གྲོགས་ལྷན་རྒྱས།
    གྲོགས་བཟང་ལྷན་རྒྱས་ནས་ཐུགས་བསམ་ཡག་གཞེས་རོགས་གནང་
    བོད་དང་བོད་མི་རིགས་ལ།
    ངས་སེམས་ནང་དུ་ཚོ་བ་གཅིག་ལ་སྐབས་འདི་ལ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་དེ་
    སྤེན་པ་ཚེ་རིང་བྱུང་བཟང་བ་འདུག་གང་ཡིན་ཞུ་ན་ལྔའི་རྗེས་ང་རང་
    ཚོ་ལ་ལམ་ཕྱོགས་གཉིས་ཡོད་པ་རེད་
  27. 110.
    Sherab Gyatso, from Dharamshala, says:on 23 October 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Very true Tenphunla

    To me, Dr. Lobsang Sangay has become a torch-bearer of moral degradation in Tibetan exile public life; I heard he is misusing and siphoning public funds, platforms and public offices; Kalons, Donchoe, Lochi, Drungchi, Shingos, scholarships and foreign tours and the list goes on.. on friends and supporters. I feel that nepotism and discrimination has scaled all heights shaming the most corrupt ones.

    I heard that it is said in Gangkyi that His Arrogance and Extravagance has cost Tibetan struggle dearly and that Tibet had and would suffer immensely to satiate his hunger for power, fame and opportunities. He has deprived Tibet of genuine able and senior leaders, thus doing a great disservice to our cause.

    Now the question is, if he comes back again, will he mend his ways and serve Tibet Genuinely enough to leave a better legacy?

  28. 109.
    Tenzin Rabgyal, from McLeod Ganj, says:on 23 October 2015 at 1:35 pm

    dear lobsang la,
    please can you modify display in remaining results with
    1. total voters registered
    2. total voted

    and also chithue results as well settlement or poll station wise.

    thank you. i appreciate your works for society. thumbs up!

    sincerely
    Tenzin Rabgyal, Dharamshala.

    • 108.
      Web admin says:on 23 October 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Tenzin Rabgyal, you have a good idea. But I don’t think we can provide total registered, total voter, cancelled votes, votes for chitue, etc. You could either ask the respective localities for this information, or wait until the 4th December when the official results will be declared. Sorry for not being of more help. LW

  29. 107.
    Tenzin Phuntsok, from Dharamshala, says:on 23 October 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Hi loswangyal la, Thanks for the awesome figures and that fast too.

    Hype and Hoopla has fooled the public in the past. Gosh!!! it still does!!!

    I feel that Mr. Sangay, without spending a single penny, campaigned (officially) for this year’s Sikyong and won!..ALMOST. all shrewdly or tactically sponsored by CTA. And that he has not done the work to deserve it. …

    [[ Creative and high-flying words regretfully edited to meet the Tibet Sun guidelines for sharing. Thank you.

    • 106.
      Jampa, from Dharamshala, says:on 27 October 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Tashi delek Tenzin Phuntsok,

      I would like to understand more, which financial head sikyong spend CTA fund for this campaign? It is important that we learn how CTA financial funds are using. The Financial circle from Tibetan Parliament to Audit session to respective Department.

      with sincere respect and thanks,
      — Jampa

      [[ Edited to meet the Tibet Sun guidelines for sharing. Thank you. ]]

  30. 105.
    གླིང་གེ་སེར་རྒྱལ་པོ།, from དྷ་རམ་ས་ལ།, says:on 23 October 2015 at 12:14 pm
    སྲིད་སྐྱོང་བློ་བཟང་སེང་གེ་བོད་ཀྱི་གངས་སེང་རྒྱལ་ལོ། བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཡོད། འོས་ཤོག་བསམ་ཡུལ་ལས་འདས་པ་ཐོབ་འདུག བོད་བཙན་བྱོལ་རྒྱ་ཆེ་མི་མང་གི་ཁོང་ལ་གདེངས་འཇོག་ཐོབ་འདུག ཆོལ་གསུམ་བོད་མིས་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚད་མཐོ་ཐོབ་འདུག དྲང་བདེན་ལ་དགའ་བའི་དབུས་གཙང་མི་མང་གིས་རྒྱབ་སྐྱོར་ཚད་མཐོ་བྱས་འདུག སྤྱི་འཐུས་ཟླ་བ་ཚེ་རིང་གི་རྫུན་རྐུབ་དོན་འདུག ཟླ་བ་ཚེ་རིང་གིས་ད་ངས་བཙན་བྱོལ་བོད་མི་དང་ལྷག་པར་དབུས་གཙང་མི་མང་ལ་མགོ་སྐོར་གཏོང་ཐུབ་ས་མ་རེད་དྲན་ཡོད་ཀྱི་རེད།

    བློ་བཟང་སེང་གེ་ནི། མིང་རྫིག་པོ། བོད་ཀྱི་གངས་སེང་། གཟུགས་རྫིག་པོ་བོད་ཀྱི་ཕོ་གསར། གཏམ་གཟིགས་པོ་དཔོན་པོའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས།

    ལྷ་རྒྱལ་ལོ། བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་སེང་གེ་རྒྱལ་ལོ། ་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་་

  31. 104.
    Tsepak, from Darjeeling, says:on 23 October 2015 at 11:01 am

    Tibetans learned mistakes from the past! Now they step very carefully. They voted for the highest post of Tibetan diaspora across the continent, the Sikyong, on 18th October 2015. And some of the voters, after their vote, spoke to the media saying that they voted not wrong man but the right man for the Tibet and its people! What a role model of democratic exercises they played and showed it to the wold, specially to the Chinese Government!

  32. 103.
    Tibet for Tibetans, from Bylakuppe, says:on 23 October 2015 at 9:16 am

    JhungNa Penpa Tsering La for the 2016 Sikyong….MaJhungNa Lobsang Sangay….

  33. 102.
    Sonam Dorjee, from Dharamshala, says:on 23 October 2015 at 9:03 am

    Thanks a lot for your brilliant updates on election results… Good great work…!! Really appreciate your work..!!!

  34. 101.
    Yeshi Tsondu, from Ithaca, NY, says:on 23 October 2015 at 5:03 am

    Congratulations Lobsang Sangay, for winning the election for president. My family and I are very proud. That means your work is extraordinary. May you continue your work for a free tibet.

  35. 100.
    Sangay, from Boston, says:on 23 October 2015 at 4:40 am

    Dear Tibet Sun,
    Are these official and finalised numbers? Are these released by the Election Commission?

    Thank you,

    Sangay

    • 99.
      Web admin says:on 23 October 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Sangay, the Election Commission will declare the official result on 4 December. We are publishing the results that we get after they are announced at respective localities. We have been getting some fake ones also, but as soon as we get the good one, we update with the latest. Tibet Sun is providing this as a service, there’s nothing official about it. LW

  36. 98.
    Jamyang Tibet, from New York, says:on 23 October 2015 at 4:29 am

    We need a Sikyong who is able to seek a solution to our Cause so that our brothers and sistors in Tibet can be Free and we as exile can return to our country Tibet. That is the ultimate work of any Sikyong till Freedom bell rings in Tibet. FREE TIBET! BHOD GYALO !

  37. 97.
    Tenzin Tsechen, from New York, says:on 23 October 2015 at 3:08 am

    I think it is just a cliche about Gangkyi votes being more important than other regions.

    In America, the oldest democracy in the world, its elections are not defined by what the Washington DC voters think just because the White House and most of the Diplomats are from there. But rather what all of its 50 states think.

    India, is the largest democracy in the world; its Elections are not defined by what the New Delhi voters decide, just because both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are there. But rather what all of its citizens across the country think.

    Just as Tibetan Election should be defined by what voters across the world think. Not what Gangkyi voters think.

    I don’t think we want to undermine the rights of other Tibetans as inferior just because they aren’t from Gangkyi. Do not underestimate the opinions of other Tibetans just because they are not staffs of CTA.

    Tibetans all across the world clearly understand extremely well what kind of a leader Tibet needs. And the voters all across the globe send a clear message who that leader is by executing their democratic rights.

    This Preliminary Election was held fair and square. And so let it decide who our leader should be and/or deserves to be. Not what one section of voters think, but rather what all of the voters from all over think.

    ✌?️

    Victory to Tibet ?

    • 96.
      Tsering, from Delhi, says:on 23 October 2015 at 5:09 pm

      This is not about undermining the rights of other (non-CTA) voters as inferior, nor someone here is claiming that Election Commission should totally declare election result based on CTA polling station alone. I think they are trying to give a clear message to all Tibetans whom they should choose. The message is clear and loud. Now it’s up to the individual to decide.

    • 95.
      Tenwang says:on 23 October 2015 at 11:18 am

      Tenzin Tsechen,

      I don’t think we can compare election systems of other countries with our Exile Govt. … Maybe you are not aware that many of voters are not aware of what really is happening inside CTA. In CTA, the Staffs comprises both elders and youngsters who have a very good knowledge of the real things happening within CTA.

      And how can you confidently say that this preliminary election was held very fair? Did you know that some girls were distributing pamphlets of Lobsang Sangay to the elders during the election day itself? Did you know how the election was held in Bir Sichak?

      Yes you are absolutely right, we should not underestimate the OPINION of other Tibetan voters. But CTA staff voted not with opinion (an opinion is an idea or belief that is not or cannot be proven); CTA staff voted with facts.

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      • 94.
        Thinley Wangtop, from Gangkyi, says:on 27 October 2015 at 2:16 pm

        Tenwang,

        Gangkyi does not just belong to CTA staff only, if you know the reality. There are many common Tibetans staying at Gangkyi, many McLeod roadside shopkeepers also staying at Gangkyi, Delek hospital staff, Men-Tsee-Khang, and so on.

        How can you say that CTA staff vote with facts but other Tibetans do not? Tibetan people around the world know what is right and wrong. They know their rights and also value of vote. So more than 75% of Tibetan voted for Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay.

        More than 75% of Tibetan voters are not stupid and all. They voted the right person for the right seat.

        • 93.
          Tenwang says:on 30 October 2015 at 9:41 am

          Better not teach me about Gangkyi, I do support your statement saying that Gangkyi also includes Nechung, Gadhong, MenTseKhang and other including CTA. But for your kind information, Gangkyi is where the CTA is located so it clearly makes people around there also knowledgeable about the cunning and dirty politics playing by the present Kashag. I searched for your name in facebook and you are supporter of Lobsang Sangay so such facts and reality stories about Gangkyi voting will never let you sleep peacefully. Your profile also says you are CTA Staff, so do the CTA staff are allowed to comment regarding the politics matter in Social media? Isn’t it against the guidelines? Don’t play bias
          Tenwang

  38. 92.
    SonamT, from Mt Shasta, says:on 23 October 2015 at 2:04 am

    First I want to thank Tibet Sun for bringing this information to all.

    Reading the comments here makes me wonder when these people will ever grow out of their closed minds. Quite impressed with how Lukar Jam fared given that he is a total newcomer compared to the other candidates. The incumbent Sikyong Lobsang Sangay has proudly said how he has visited each and every shichak in every corner from Tezu to Ladakh. All the Gangkyi people know how he has used that to his advantage. As for speaker Penpa Tsering, He too is a well known figure as he is an old timer — from the shichak to Gangkyi. So, given that there wasn’t a level playing field and with a huge advantage to the incumbent, Lukar Jam did fine.

    We have yet to see the results of North America and Europe.

  39. 91.
    Lhaphur, from Calgary, Canada, says:on 23 October 2015 at 1:55 am

    Lobsang Wangyal la — Fantastic job. Keep it up.

  40. 90.
    Norsang Sochik, from New York, says:on 23 October 2015 at 12:59 am

    Hello Lobsang Wangyal la.
    You are doing great. Keep it up, Try to get 3 cadidates for the final election. No one can play game if we have 3 candidates. Thanks.

  41. 89.
    usky, from CA, says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:26 pm

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    • 88.
      Lhasa Tsomo, from England, says:on 23 October 2015 at 8:16 am

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  42. 87.
    བསམ་གྲུབ།, from Nepal, says:on 22 October 2015 at 10:58 pm

    བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་སྲིད་སྐྱོངས་ལགས།

  43. 86.
    Tanak Damdul, from Lake Zurich, says:on 22 October 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Sikyong Lobsang Sangay lost in Sikyong 2016 Preliminary round at Gangchen Kyishong, which is the seat of Tibetan Govt-in-exile and hub of valuable staff. It shows that he is not that much capable Sikyong in the eyes of the valuable CTA staff. Sikyong Sangay often blame Katri Samdhong Rinpoche. Always blaming previous Kashag, and says that “I have raised more FUND and to provide more scholarship” But he failed in dialogue [with China]. He pull down CTA reputation by begging in front of US and EU for funds.

    • 85.
      Tenzin, from Dharamshala, says:on 23 October 2015 at 9:38 am

      Damdul la,

      The votes of Library staff, CTA staff, Men-Tsee-Khang staff and students, and also the votes of Upper TCV school, are all combined into one voting pool [GangKyi].

      Therefore the current result of GangKyi does not necessarily depict the thoughts of the CTA staff.

    • 84.
      Sonam Sunny Dorjee, from Dharamshala , says:on 23 October 2015 at 8:57 am

      No, man! If you remember then it’s worthwhile to remind you that during the first Sikyong election in 2011, Tenzin Namgyal Tethong got more votes than Sikyong Lobsang Sangay from CTA officials and staffs … Why? Do you know? It was because they didn’t want to be ruled by any person outside the CTA fiefdom, and not by a person who has not worked in CTA … it’s nothing, just a clash of egos from a psychological point of view. And it’s not at all related to the capability, dedication, etc. of Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.

      • 83.
        Hawk, from Delhi, says:on 23 October 2015 at 3:27 pm

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      • 82.
        Tenwang says:on 23 October 2015 at 11:25 am

        Tenzin and Sonam la,

        Myself, I think that most of the CTA staff favored Penpa Tsering than Lobsang Sangay because they know exactly how Lobsang Sangay is misusing his power. I can understand if you people tries to play as not knowing the fact, though i think that you guys do know.

        Besides nowadays most of the CTA staff comprises of youngsters too.

        Just wait and watch how many more stories of Lobsang Sangay will come out during the last Parliament session.

        [[ Edited to meet the Tibet Sun guidelines for sharing. Thank you.

        • 81.
          guthoog, from Tibet, says:on 30 October 2015 at 10:25 am

          No favoritism word. it will bring bad impression. do not use unnecessary word otherwise, our society will become worse then the host. be polite while writing/commenting.

          • 80.
            Tenwang says:on 30 October 2015 at 3:54 pm

            You don’t worry about the words and writing politely, if any words go against the policy of Tibet Sun, then they do rectify or won’t publish.

            Such people who say such things have words in their mouth, but “ism” and one-sided bias is strongly there.

    • 79.
      United Tibetans, from United States, says:on 23 October 2015 at 7:47 am

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  44. 78.
    Penpa, from USA, says:on 22 October 2015 at 9:21 pm

    At least Penpa La won majority in his home town UTCV. Otherwise LTCV & GOPALPUR show clear majority to present Sikyong

  45. 77.
    tashi deleg, from NY, US, says:on 22 October 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Uphold your journaslim ethics and show Gangkyi votes seperately!!!

    • 76.
      Web admin says:on 22 October 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Dear Tashi Deleg:

      Uphold your human ethics and read the previous answers already given to this same issue!!!

      #1: Do you like being talked to like that? No. Neither do we.
      #2: We can’t show information that we don’t have.

      Thank you,

      — web admin

  46. 75.
    migmar tsering, from Kollegal, says:on 22 October 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Congratulation Dr lobsang sangay la

  47. 74.
    Gelek Jamyang, from United States , says:on 22 October 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Why Upper TVC is with Gangkyi? We need to see Gangkyi picture.

  48. 73.
    L. Thinley, from Minneapolis USA, says:on 22 October 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations honorable Sikyong Dr. Sangay Lak and Congratulations Tibetan People! And I sure that majority of the TAFM are same for “SAME SIKYONG 2016” too.

    • 72.
      འདན་བསོད།, from ཅོང་ཏ་ར།, says:on 30 October 2015 at 10:33 am

      ཁྱེད་རྣམས་པའི་མགྲིན་གཅིག་ངང་གངས་སྐྱིད་ཀྱི་འོས་ཤོག་དང་རྡ་སྟེང་གཉིས་མཉམ་སྲེས་སྐོར་ཡང་ཡང་གླེང་བ་དང་། ལྷག་པར་གངས་སྐྱིད་འོས་ཤོག་ཟུར་དུ་དགོས་གནད། དེ་ནས་ཟུར་དུ་གནས་ཚུལ་མཐོང་རྒྱུ་ཡོད་གནས་གསལ་སྟངས་ནི་ཕྲན་བུ་མ་འོས་སྙམ། འདི་ནི་འཛིན་སྐྱོང་སྣེ་འཁྲིད་པ་དང་ལས་བྱེད་དབར་ཁྱད་པར་བཟོ་གྲབས་ཤིག་ལས་དམིགས་བསལ་ལྷག་མ་མངོན་རྒྱུ་གང་ཡང་མེད། དེ་ལུགས་དགོངས་འཇགས་ཞུ།

  49. 71.
    Tenzinchoedak, from India, says:on 22 October 2015 at 6:06 pm
    བློ་བཟང་དབང་རྒྱལ་ལགས།

    མེའོ་ནས་འབྲེལ་ཡོད་ཀྱིས་གསུངས་གསལ་ལྟར་ན་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་བློ་བཟང་སེང་གེ་མཆོག་ལ་འོས་གྲངས་ ༥༦༩ དང་ཚོགས་གཙོ་སྤེན་པ་ཚེ་རིང་མཆོག་ལ་འོས་གྲངས་ ༣༩ ཐོབ་ཡོད་ལུགས་འགྲེལ་བརྗོད་བྱས་འདུག ཡིན་ནའང་དྲ་ངོས་འདིར་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་མཆོག་ལ་འོས་གྲངས་ ༦༠༠ བཀོད་ཡོད་པ་དེ་ནོར་འཁྲུལ་ཡིན་ནམ་སྙམ།

    དྲ་ཚིགས་འདིའི་ངོས་ཀྱི་དབྱིན་ཡིག་གོ་བདེ་བོ་དང་གསར་འགྱུར་དུས་སྤེལ་བར་གུས་པས་དགའ་བསུ་དང་ཡི་རང་ཞུ་རྒྱུ་དང་སླད་ནས་ཡིད་ཆེས་ཆོག་པའི་དྲ་ཚིགས་ཅིག་ཡོང་བའི་རེ་བ་བཅས།

  50. 70.
    United Tibetans, from United States, says:on 22 October 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Lobsang la, can you please show us North American voting list too?!

    • 69.
      Web admin says:on 22 October 2015 at 5:58 pm

      We are waiting too! 🙂

      — Web Admin

  51. 68.
    Tenzin, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 3:47 pm

    [[ My apologies, we weren’t able to publish this one.
    [[ Please read the full guidelines
    [[ for sharing on Tibet Sun, and send some good things!
    [[
    [[ Thank you — Web Admin

  52. 67.
    Bodgyalo, from Delhi, says:on 22 October 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Why is Gangkyi result clubbed with UTCV. There is no co-relations between the two. IF UTCV & LTCV are clubbed together then it is understandable. But why Gangkyi and UTCV. We seek your response LOBSANG LA…

    • 66.
      Web admin says:on 22 October 2015 at 5:32 pm

      I see your point. But this is how the results are arranged. Nothing we can do! LW

  53. 65.
    Correction, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Dear Web Admin,

    You have written the Mandi and Pandoh voting result separately … as its under Mandi Saney Gozin so should be written only one of it and to proof my doubt the vote count are also same. Can you check with the TSO there and correct it.

    • 64.
      Web admin says:on 23 October 2015 at 2:17 pm

      update 23 October – LW got the correct info and we have updated these results – See here.

      Thanks for the heads-up! 🙂 — web admin

    • 63.
      Web admin says:on 22 October 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Hi, thank you for noticing that! I, the Web Admin, am just the peon here; Lobsang is the one who can check all this and make decision. He is out of office right now but i will make sure he sees this.

      Thanks again,
      — Web Admin

  54. 62.
    བསམ་གྲུབ།, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 1:45 pm

    བློ་བཟང་དབང་རྒྱལ་ལགས། དུས་ཐོག་སྔོན་འགྲོ་འོས་བསྡུ་གྲུབ་འབྲས་འདོན་སྤེལ་གནང་བར་ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ།

  55. 61.
    sonam, from Mainpat, says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:42 am

    14689 or 16165??????????????????????

    • 60.
      Web admin says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:50 am

      16165! my apologies, and thank you for catching that!

      — web admin

  56. 59.
    Yangchen, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:19 am

    Gangkyi area — cta, library, tibetan medical and astro college — all support Mr. Penpa Tsering.

    • 58.
      Tenwang says:on 22 October 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Exactly, now this clearly shows and indicate how Lobsang Sangay truly administrates the CTA. Staff’s proof that Lobsang Sangay is not capable leader at all. Tibetan people from all around the world should actually see the result of Gankyi area and then should come to the judgement specially during the Main Election day.

    • 57.
      Norzom, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:55 am

      Penpa Tsering had said he would consider resigning from politics after this election. Maybe he needs some time for the next election. Although no one can predict how the next election will take its direction.

      We have a dynamic leader from Harvard, modern educated, well-versed in world’s knowledge. We have enough of the speaker. We need a new Speaker as well, young and modern educated, since the role places powerfully before the public, forming one of the important cores of Tibetan leadership.

      • 56.
        Tenwang says:on 22 October 2015 at 2:41 pm

        Why are you so afraid of Speaker Penpa Tsering la? Your statement clearly indicates something else, of course Tsotso la will not stand in Chithue election as he has already made it clear. There is a saying in Tibetan “Semdrel mogo semdrel, Ribong Namduk ki semdrel.”

        Graduating from Harvard is not a big deal if the person is full of bias. The poll from Upper TCV and Gangkyi clearly tell us what STAFFS of the CTA, Library, MenTseKhang truly support for.

        Moreover, during the voting day itself there were a few girls circulating the small pamphlet of Lobsang Sangay to the elders which is totally against the rules and regulations of Election Commission. So I really doubt whether our MEDIA’s will ask this question to EC????

        • 55.
          Norzom, from Dharamshala , says:on 22 October 2015 at 10:15 pm

          By ‘this election’, I m talking about Tibetan federal election (preliminary + final). By ‘next election’, I meant election 2021.

          Speaker Penpa Tsering has been sitting in the corridors of Tibetan parliament for the last 20 yrs. During these many years he could not become a Kalon, let alone securing post of the highest office.

          Mr Penpa is in the wrong place at the wrong time. If I was him, I would consider operating a restaurant in southern settlement or become a travel agent, doing tours and travels for the tourists just like Dawa.

          • 54.
            Tenwang says:on 23 October 2015 at 9:28 am

            Did you ever go through the vot.org where they have clearly stated that so far Lobsang Sangay never gave a date for interview for the 5 straight questions which all the other 4 candidates faced. To me, that means that our candidate doesn’t have the confidence to face the questions. VOT office is within the premise of Gangchen Kyishong, and still our Harvard candidate avoided this; I think just because he is afraid to answer the truth.

          • 53.
            Tenwang says:on 23 October 2015 at 9:25 am

            To my knowledge, there are few more Chithues who served more terms than Tsoktso and still are running for Parliament seat. Regarding our Harvard candidate, I believe that he misused government funds and toured whole India and U.S. just before the preliminary election. Moreover he spoke on what he did in last 4 and half years and also what is his future plan, which is totally against the rule of Election Commission.

            So to me, the 27 Tibet Support Groups did the right thing for sending open letter to Kashag and EC regarding the rules they have set up.

          • 52.
            Norzom, from Dharamshala , says:on 22 October 2015 at 10:24 pm

            Sorry about the ‘sitting in the corridors of Tibetan… ‘ Let’s say ‘actively engaging in Tibetan Diaspora..’

  57. 51.
    sawal ka jawaab do, from Portland, OR, USA, says:on 22 October 2015 at 9:53 am

    I wonder if Lukar Jam go back to Tibet and fight for Rangzen there if he out of the race here?
    Or too much blah blah. To me this might be just lip service.

    • 50.
      aapka uttar, from Dharamshala, India, says:on 22 October 2015 at 10:04 am

      I don’t know any facts, but Rangzen can be used as just a card to achieve Sikyong chair. Dekh tae aagae kya hot a hai-early retirement.

  58. 49.
    Chimtse, from Dharamshala, says:on 22 October 2015 at 9:34 am

    All are waiting for Dharamshala poll, and specially Gangkyi area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. 48.
    Phuntsok, from 571457, says:on 22 October 2015 at 7:27 am

    Lobsang Sangay LA is too biased for his near ones. Stop being biased if you seek your second term. Care for CTA staffs

  60. 47.
    doctor, from Belgium, says:on 22 October 2015 at 12:25 am

    Here shows almost clear result also of the final election. Lobsang Sangay is going to win but this time he has more extensive homework to do and at the same in his new term he should pay better and serious respect for the Rangzen party for which I am sure will be double or triple in power till next election.
    RANGZEN has just started its fire with much smoke this time, but it is matter of time that this smoke will turn out in giant fire

    • 46.
      Jamyang Gysltsen, from Bir, says:on 22 October 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Very true.

      Just wait and watch. We will come back in a big way … Bhot Rangtsen!

  61. 45.
    Tenzin Coedak, from India, says:on 21 October 2015 at 10:16 pm

    སྲིད་སྐྱོང་བློ་བཟང་སེང་གེ་མཆོག ལོ་རྒྱུས་དྲི་ནག་གིས་མ་གོས་ཤིང་། བོད་མིའི་མངོན་འདོད་རྒྱལ་སྤྱི་སྒང་དུ་བསྐྱེལ་ཐུབ་མཁན། ལུང་དང་ལུང་ཚན་དབྱེ་བ་མེད་ཆིག་སྒྲིལ་གྱི་ནུས་པ་ཡོད་ས། ཤེས་ཡོན་དང་ལྟ་གྲུབ་གསུམ་གྱིས་བོད་ཕྱི་ནང་ལ་དགའ་བསུ་ཐོབ་པ། ཕྱི་སྡོད་བོད་རིགས་ལ་རིགས་གཞུང་སྲུང་སྐྱབས་ཁོར་ཡུག་སླར་གསོ་སླད་དབུ་བོད་སློབ་ཁག་རྩིས་ལེན་ཐུབ་པ་སོགས་གྲུབ་འབྲས་ལ་དཔག་ན། དེ་སྔོན་སྲིད་ཁྲིར་བཀོད་པའི་དཔོན་པོ་ཕལ་ཆེ་བ་ལས་ཆེད་དུ་འཕགས་པ་སྟེ་སླར་ཡང་སྲིད་ཁྲིར་འོས་པའི་མི་གཅིག་པོ་དེ་ཡིན།

  62. 44.
    Web admin says:on 21 October 2015 at 5:38 pm

    If you want to know when results are updated, you don’t have to guess. Update notices are posted at https://twitter.com/hashtag/TibetanElection — and it refreshes itself! 🙂

    Thanks for your support of this project …
    — your Web Admin

  63. 43.
    Tensang, from Swiss, says:on 21 October 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you Lobsang Wangyal for updating..
    Lobsang Wangyal will be a next Chitue..

    • 42.
      Don, from Uttarkhand, says:on 22 October 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Lobsang Wangyal for the next Sikyong. The guy’s a bomb, nay, dynamite.

  64. 41.
    Ogyen Dorje says:on 21 October 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Something is better than nothing

  65. 40.
    Kalden says:on 21 October 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Supposedly 80K Tibetans registered to Vote.
    And the turnout for the Prelims is so low!

    Waiting for the results from around the globe (Dhasa esp) for a more complete picture — even it’s the preliminary count.

  66. 39.
    Ling Lhamo, from Paris, says:on 21 October 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you so much for your updates! Please continue to keep us informed.

  67. 38.
    Tibetan Boy, from Dharamshala, says:on 21 October 2015 at 11:33 am

    Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the right person and best among the candidates …

    Great name: Sangay=snow lion
    Look: Smart
    Background: Clear and Clean

  68. 37.
    Ngawang Choeney, from Bylakuppe, says:on 21 October 2015 at 11:09 am

    It is good to see old Tibetans taking this voting very seriously and not minding the long queue on that Sunday morning … we voted for the right person … we should …

  69. 36.
    Tenzin T Langthong, from Nainital , says:on 21 October 2015 at 10:55 am

    [[ Original deleted ]]

    Hi Tenzin – thank you for the Nainital correction! We are checking with Election Commission and will edit it as soon as verified. (Tried to email you at address given, but it bounced.)

    — Tibet Sun Editor

  70. 35.
    Tashi Wangdue, from Bylakuppe, says:on 21 October 2015 at 9:43 am

    Dr.Lobsang Sangay la is the best and right person for Sikyong.

  71. 34.
    Tenzin, from Dharamshala, says:on 21 October 2015 at 9:09 am

    Hi Lobsang la,

    This is the only website available providing updated info of the prelim results. I hope you will continue to provide all the results.

    Thank you!

  72. 33.
    Dav, from India, says:on 21 October 2015 at 8:37 am

    Dr. Lobsang Sangay la is the right person for leading our community and causes. No other persons are either qualified or the right person to chair the Sikyong post. However I heartily pay my thanks to the other four candidates for showing demo of patriotism and interest in serving the Tibet issue. Congrats to Dr L Sangay la, and thanks for Chithue Pemtse la, Lukar Jam la, Tashi Wangdu la, and Tashi Topgyal la for readiness in resolving our issues.

  73. 32.
    Kalsang Agontsang, from New York , says:on 21 October 2015 at 8:33 am

    Awesome results. Awesome sikyong Lobsang Sangay la. It’s great woo hoo 😀

  74. 31.
    Zombhakyi says:on 21 October 2015 at 7:46 am

    Why aren’t Dharamshala’s results up there yet? I thought that would be one of the first to get done.

    • 30.
      Web admin says:on 21 October 2015 at 12:56 pm

      We thought so too 🙂 Will post as soon as they give to us!
      — Tibet Sun Editor

      • 29.
        Tenwang says:on 21 October 2015 at 3:42 pm

        Dhasa’s result should be updated and I request Lobsang Wangyal la to try to get separate result of the Gangkyi area so that people will get clear picture of what the staffs of CTA and other institutes really think who is the best candidate.

        • 28.
          Dawa Phuntsok says:on 22 October 2015 at 11:35 am

          Hearsay is that Gangkyi staffs favour (MA New York Fulbright dropout) quiter like Tashi Wangdu over winner of PhD Dr Lobsang Sangay. Is Gangkyi full of sycophants and so called dear leaders afraid of free people?

          • 27.
            Tenwang says:on 22 October 2015 at 2:57 pm

            Result is clear on the screen, don’t just blindly drag in CTA Staffs name unnecessarily. They support Speaker than your PhD candidate.

  75. 26.
    Thupten Phelgye, from USA, says:on 21 October 2015 at 6:25 am

    The primary Election result sounds truthful. As a democratic practice, people have a right to run for but the right one should be chosen and Tibetan people did the right thing. Congratulations honorable Sikyong Dr. Sangay and Congratulations Tibetan People!

  76. 25.
    Dhondup Chophel, from Sydney, Australia, says:on 21 October 2015 at 5:08 am

    Dr. Lobsang Sangay would come out victorious in 2016. And he is the right person for Sikyong. Other candidates did not come out whole heartedly. They were some sort of “kicked by others” so that others get kicked by another.

  77. 24.
    gawa, from Toronto, says:on 21 October 2015 at 4:08 am

    So happy to hear sikyong choks majority to primary poll..best wishes, prayers for your victory in the up coming march final election to lead tibet

  78. 23.
    Jigme, from France, says:on 21 October 2015 at 3:19 am

    Congrats Dr Lobsang Sangay la …

  79. 22.
    Thutop Yuthok, from Denver, Colorado, says:on 21 October 2015 at 3:06 am

    I am so happy to see the results of many polling stations around the world; and of course, our great current Sikyong Lobsang Sangye la is leading far ahead. Tibet and Tibetans love Dr. Lobsang Sangay la!!!

  80. 21.
    Sonam Phuntsok (Ladakh), from Gyudmed Monastery, Hunsur , says:on 21 October 2015 at 2:03 am

    Lobsang Sangay is the best Sikyong in This time. Maybe more Tibetan people know this and again in 2016. More votes to Lobsang Sangay. This is really freedom: people vote. Long life to His Holiness.

  81. 20.
    Anonymous, from Usa, says:on 21 October 2015 at 1:43 am

    Let’s give him one more chance to buy another house.

    • 19.
      Jamyang Gysltsen, from Bir, says:on 22 October 2015 at 5:55 pm

      U need to prove it Mr.Anonymous.

    • 18.
      Yangchen Dolkar, from Australia, says:on 21 October 2015 at 2:13 pm

      If you want to make an accusation have the guts to show your face.

    • 17.
      Tashi, from Canada, says:on 21 October 2015 at 6:51 am

      I am curious why you didn’t put your name. (Even though anybody can put any name they want anyway.)

  82. 16.
    Tsewang Topgyal, from France, says:on 21 October 2015 at 1:31 am

    Dr Lobsang Sangay la. Best of Luck …

  83. 15.
    Sonam Phuntsok (Ladakh) Gyudmed monastery, from Student , says:on 21 October 2015 at 1:05 am

    We love to see the 2016 sikyong vote.

  84. 14.
    Wangdu, from San Francisco , says:on 21 October 2015 at 12:27 am

    How many people came out for voting??
    As of now it’s just about 12,000 votes.. That’s less than 20%.

  85. 13.
    Lhakpa Dhundup, from New York Brooklyn, says:on 21 October 2015 at 12:17 am

    Let’s pray together to get a great leader.

    • 12.
      Yangchen Dolkar says:on 21 October 2015 at 2:20 pm

      We need more than prayer, we need to study the candidates.

  86. 11.
    Chemi Wangdhen, from Belgium, says:on 20 October 2015 at 11:42 pm

    My dear Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay la. I am so happy and always with you forever. Really i love you and happy your life and succesful. Best of luck.

  87. 10.
    Lama Sota, from California, says:on 20 October 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the right person right now and he will be the winner this coming final election.

  88. 9.
    Tenzin D, from Madison WI, says:on 20 October 2015 at 10:02 pm

    The Snowlion of Tibet is roaring again … Thumbs up!

  89. 8.
    Tenzin, from Bangalore, says:on 20 October 2015 at 8:56 pm

    We didn’t find the result of Dasa and others; it will be nice if you try to put them in.

    • 7.
      Web admin says:on 21 October 2015 at 12:59 pm

      We post each location as soon as they give to us. If they don’t give, we can’t post. 🙂
      — Tibet Sun Editor

  90. 6.
    Tselha Sesung, from Switzerland, says:on 20 October 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Victory is clear … he ruled he rules and he’ll rule …

  91. 5.
    Lama Peng Gualsang, from Kathmandu Nepal, says:on 20 October 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Vote for Lobsang Senge Lak

  92. 4.
    Kalsang, from Nepal , Kathmandu, says:on 20 October 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Vote for Lobsang Sangay; he is the best for our nation and right person for Tibet.

  93. 3.
    Tenzin, from Dharamshala, says:on 20 October 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Lobsang la,

    Awesome job at keeping us updated with the latest Prlelim election results.

    Continue to keep us posted!!

    -Cheers

  94. 2.
    Tsultrim Tenzing, from New York, says:on 20 October 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Vote for Lobsang Sangay. He is the best for our country. I believe he is real snow lion. Free Tibet.

    • 1.
      Dhondup Chophel, from Sydney, Australia, says:on 24 October 2015 at 4:57 am

      You are right Tsultrim Tenzin la. We have to calculate which is more profitable for TIBET. I agree that Dr. Lobsang Sangay is the right person. We can count on him to perform better with first term’s experience. The stability after the handover of political leadership by His Holiness is a great achievement.

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