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Tibetans Flock to Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tilla to Elect Next PM in Exile

Thousands of Tibetans-in-exile flocked to four polling booths in Delhi to cast their vote for ‘Sikyong’.

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Exiled Tibetans cast their vote to elect the next prime
minister and the parliamentarians in Dharamsala. (Photo: AP)      

There was a prime-ministerial election in Delhi and you may not even have heard about it. Thousands of Tibetans-in-exile flocked to four polling booths in the capital to cast their vote for ‘Sikyong’ or prime minister.

Leyki Dorjee Tsangla, settlement officer (Delhi), said there are 2,054 registered Tibetan voters in Delhi. However, any Tibetan with a valid green book from any part of India would be allowed to cast their vote at any polling station. “Polling was carried out from 9 am to 5 pm at four centres in Delhi including Majnu ka Tilla, Buddha Vihar, Lajpat Nagar and Youth Hostel, Rohini,” said Tsangla. 
Report in The Indian Express

Voters included third-generation exiles born in Delhi and those who came to India in 1958, fleeing Chinese persecution.

Education is important but we also need a leader with experience. We have been in exile for years. We want our country back
Karma Dorjee (68) in India since 1962

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