Pempa Tsering Becomes the New Prime Minister of the Exiled Tibetan Government

GG News Bureau

Dharamshala, 14th May. Pempa Tsering of the Tibetan community has been elected as the new Prime Minister of the exiled Tibet government. Pempa Tsering won by 5417 votes over his rival Kelsang Dorje. Pampa Tsering has also been a speaker in the Tibetan Parliament in exile. He had contested the elections last time too, but despite the tough competition, he stood second.

Pempa Tsering is also said to be very close to the Dalai Lama. In the past, he has also served as the representative of Buddhist religious educators in America.

The results were declared today at the Tibetan Government Headquarters in Dharamsala, Himachal. Pempa Tsering was declared the winner as the new Prime Minister. Pempa Tsering won 34324 votes and defeated his rival Kesalang Dorje by a huge margin of 5417 votes. Keslang received 28907 votes.

On 3rd January, Tibetans voted for the first phase of candidates for the 45-member exile parliament, including the exiled Tibetan government’s PM post. The second and last phase of voting took place on 11 April. The results of which were announced today on 14 May.

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