Sataun, Himachal Pradesh: Overwhelming number of exiled Tibetans came out yesterday to participate in the preliminary election of 2021 for Sikyong and 17th Tibetan Parliament.
Amid the ongoing pandemic threat, the Tibetan diaspora saw a big turn out of voter responses. Tibetans in Sataun like the tens and thousands of other Tibetans voted for their next Sikyong and members of the Tibetan parliament while maintaining strict adherence of COVID precautionary regulations.
The 2021 general election for Sikyong of the 16th Kashag and members of the 17th Tibetan Parliament is the third direct election of the Tibetan leadership since the complete devolution of political authority by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2011.
-Filed by TSO Sataun