Tokyo: 67.2 percent of Tibetans living in Japan today cast their ballots for the final round of election of the new Sikyong, Tibetan political leader, and members of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Tibetans from different parts of Japan, including some from as far as the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, Nagoya, Nagano, Saitama, Chiba, Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Tokyo, came for voting at the polling booth at Tibet House Japan in Tokyo from 8 am to 5 pm. Sixty-seven percent of the registered voters participated in the election. The counting of the votes will take place on 12 April in the presence of the regional election commissioner, committee members and witness.
The regional election commission put in place Covid-19 pandemic preventive measures at the polling station.
The local Police station deployed security personnel at the polling station to ensure smooth conduct of the election.
– Filed by Office of Tibet, Japan