1996 Tibetan Parliament in Exile election

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Elections for the 43 seats in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile were held on April 25, 1996. Organized by the Tibetan Electoral Commission, participation was reported at some 32880 votes. [1] Tibetans in exile elected representatives from the three historical regions of Tibet, the four classic Tibetan Buddhist schools, the traditional pre-Buddhist Bön religion and representatives of the exile community in Europe and the Americas. [2] Three members were appointed by the Dalai Lama. The Samdhong Rinpoche y Thupten Lungrig were elected President and Vice-president of the Parliament.


1 President [3] Samdhong Rinpoché Kham
2 Vice PresidentThupten LungrigDalái Lama appointed
3Tsering Phuntsok Nyingma
4Bhutuk Gyari Nyingma
5Karma Sherab Tharchin Kagyu
6Lodoe Tharchen Kagyu
7Pema Jungney Sakya
8Guru Gyaltsen Sakya
9Yonten Phuntsok Gelug
10Tashi Gyatlsen Gelug
11Jadhur Sangpo Bön
12Thokme Bön
13Ngawang Lhamo Ü-Tsang
14Tsering Norzom Ü-Tsang
15Namgyal Wangdu Ü-Tsang
16Dawa Tsering Ü-Tsang
17Dongsur Ngawang Tenpa Ü-Tsang
18Karma Chophel Ü-Tsang
19Norbu Dhargye Ü-Tsang
20Pema Tsewang Ü-Tsang
21Thangsar Yonten Gyatso Ü-Tsang
22Lobsang Shastri Ü-Tsang
23Sonam Togyal Kham
24Tsultrim Tenzin Kham
25Andrug Choegkyi (Tamdin Choegkyi) Kham
26Dolma Gyari Kham
27Lobsang Nyandak Kham
28Nyisang Kham
29Pema Dolma Kham
30Pema Choejor Kham
31Chemi Youndon Kham
32Tenzin Choedon Amdo
33Soepa Gyatso Amdo
34Tsezin Khedup Amdo
35Kirti Dolkar Lhamo Amdo
36Penpa Tsering Amdo
37Hortsang Jigme Amdo
38Thupten Woser Amdo
39Tsering Dolma Amdo
40Kalden Amdo
41Dhugkar Tsering Amdo
42Zatul Rinpoché Europe
43Dewatsang Thinley Chodon Europe
44Wangchuk Dorjee Americas
45Yeshe TsetenDalái Lama appointed
46Tharlam DolmaDalái Lama appointed

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  1. 12th Assembly of Tibetan People's Deputies, 15 mai 1996
  2. von Welck, Hubertus (2003). Exile as Challenge: The Tibetan Diaspora. ISBN   9788125025559 . Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. Thubten Samphel, New Tibetan Parliament in Session: Elects Cabinet, 4 juin 1996, DIIR