The TYAE sees it as a one of their main mission to educate and inform the members about the Election in order to provide a solid ground for an opinion-building process regarding the upcoming Sikyong and Chitue Elections. Besides of Open Talks and Workshops TYAE created this plattform which serves as an information hub and summarizes the key messages, links and videos of the different candidates. The page will be updated constantly.

Europäische Chitue Kandidaten

Sikyong Kandidaten

Wichtige Links

Tibetan Political Review
Ein Online Journal über politische Themen.
Eine Informationsplattform mit allen News und Backgroudinformationen zu den Sikyong Kandidaten.

Voice of Tibet

A Youtube Channel with Interviews of the Sikyong Candidates.


Three Chitue Candidates. Three Questions.


Sikyong Debate: Penpa Tsering vs. Lobsang Sangay


European-Chitue Debate


It is about time for you to build up you own opinion on the Chitue Candidates. What are their arguments? Who do you think represents you the most? Ask all you questions at the event. Find all the Information HERE.

Open Talk with Penpa Tsering


The TYAE will hosted an Open Talk with the Sikyong candidate Penpa Tsering on the 31st of january 2016.

European Chitue debate

13.01.2016, Jona SG, CH

All the european Chitue candidates ( Wangpo Tethong, Thupten Gyatso, Jampa Samdho, Thubten Wangchen, Woeser Duktsatsang and Tenzin Gagutsang (Fifitynine)) met on the 13th of January 2016 in Jona Switzerland for a debate.

Arbitrary dance of Tibetan democracy

07.12.2015, Tashi Shitsetsang

The preliminary election of Sikyong (Tibetan Political leader) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile recently took place across the globe. I felt very excited to make use of my rights as a Tibetan Green Book holder for the first time. I was ready to finally embrace our democracy, but what awaited me was truly shocking and slightly disappointing. Heavy imputations, vague rules and regulations and arbitrary changes brought a lot of confusion and debate among the Tibetan community in exile.



The official Chitue and Sikyong Results have been published.


Statement from Wangpo Tethong to the Preliminary Election Results.


Final European Chitue Results for the preliminary Round.


Temporary Preliminary Election Results. Top 4 Candidates.


An overview of the Tibetan elections  preliminary round results: Whereas incumbent Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay has a clear lead, the competition for the second position as European MP beside Thubten Wangchen remains exciting!

Sikyong Shortlist


The Election Commission (EC) has issued a press statement a day after the preliminary election stating that they will announce two candidates for the final round of Sikyong, Prime Minister Election of the Central Tibetan Administration. This decision has triggered much controversy.

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The Youth VOTES


On the 26th of september TYAE organized the first event of the VOTE Campaign. The first half was a brief introduction on the Tibetan politics as well as its structures and general information about the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). Further we discussed a lot about the upcoming elections and the criterias by which we choose our "right" candidates. We formulated 10 questions and sent them to the candidates. We are eagerly waiting for their answers! 

Interviews mit allen Sikyongs 2016 Kandidaten auf Englisch

13.10.2015, Tibet Canada Committee

Den Kandidaten wurden alle dieselben folgenden Fragen gestellt:

  • What have been some of the weak and strong points of the current administration?
  • What is your position on the Middle Way Approach?
  • How would you bring more women into leadership positions at the Central Tibetan Administration?
  • What is your view of the role of the Tibet Support Groups in the Tibetan movement?

Quelle: Canada Tibet Committee

Podiumsdisskusion mit den Chitue Kandidaten

12.09.2015, Mirap Sawa

Open Talk von Mirap Sawa mit Wangpo Tethong, Thupten Gyatso, Lobsang Jamyang, Thubten Wangchen und Jampa Samdho.


The last preliminary elction results (2011)


Regeln, Daten & FAQ

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