Sikyong 2016: Preliminary round results

Sikyong 2016 Preliminary election in McLeod Ganj, India, on 18 October 2015.

Sikyong 2016 Preliminary election in McLeod Ganj, India, on 18 October 2015. Tibet Sun/Lobsang Wangyal

By Tibet Sun Newsroom

MCLEOD GANJ, India, 27 October 2015

The preliminary round of elections to nominate a new Sikyong (Prime Minister of Tibetans-in-exile) was held on Sunday, 18 October 2015. Polling took place at about 60 different locations around the world.

According to the Election Commission of CTA, more than 87,000 people had registered to vote. Tibet Sun published results from different locations as they were declared. The official results will be declared by the Election Commission on 4 December 2015.

For lack of a central place for election results, Tibet Sun provided these results as a service to the Tibetan community. As and when Tibet Sun was informed of results by various sources, as well as official declarations, those results were posted on Tibet Sun’s election results page.

Tibet Sun has no information about the exact number or locations of polling stations.

Many watchers of the voting results page expressed concern over the combining of Gangkyi and Upper TCV results because of the way they could be interpreted. However, officially there weren’t any separate declarations for the polling places in the Dharamshala area. (There were about 10 polling locations under the Dharamshala jurisdiction.) Tibet Sun got the results from an inside source, and has no control over the way they are grouped.

For any discrepancies in the data or further details, please inquire at the applicable locality, or to the Election Commission.

The final round of voting will take place on 20 March 2016. Tibet Sun will attempt to give results for this election also.

See the election results at Tibet Sun’s election results page.

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