May 30, 2011
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

Parliament elects Mr Penpa Tsering as Speaker and Lopon Khenpo Sonam Tenphel Deputy Speaker[Monday, 30 May 2011, 5:32 p.m.]


DHARAMSHALA:
The Chief Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration
declared Mr Penpa Tsering as the Speaker and Khenpo Sonam Tenphel as
the deputy speaker of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.Mr
Penpa Tsering was elected as the speaker with 22 votes during a secret
voting among the members of the Parliament conducted by the Election
Commission today.Lopon Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, a member of
Parliament from Nyingma School of Buddhism, was elected as the deputy
speaker with 20 votes.Mr Penpa Tsering was the speaker during the second half the 14th Tibetan Parliament’s tenure.The
newly speaker and deputy speaker will be administered the oath of
secrecy by the chief justice commissioner at the Kashag Secretariat
tomorrow.

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