DHARAMSHALA: Speaker Penpa Tsering of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile yesterday visited the Kashag secretariat to congratulate Dr Lobsang Sangay following the official declaration of results by the Election Commission on 27 April. Speaker Penpa Tsering and incumbent Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay were the two final candidates vying for the post of Sikyong in the final election.
Speaking to Tibetnet afterwards, Speaker Penpa Tsering said: “As per tradition and as one of the final two candidates of the Sikyong election, I came here to congratulate incumbent Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay for his victory.”
“I also congratulate all the winners of the 16th Tibetan Parliamentary elections as well,” he added.
At least 59,353 Tibetans in exile participated in the recently concluded Tibetan general election. Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay garnered a total of 33,876 votes (57.08 % of the total vote share) while Speaker Penpa Tsering got 24,864 votes (41.89% of the total vote share).