Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What is the role of a North America Chithue?

In 2011, much of the focus had been on the Sikyong candidates with limited attention being paid to the Chithue nominees and finalists. There were a few low profile debates/discussions for Chithues, which did not seem to have attracted too much attention.

This year, in 2016, there has been relatively much more interest in the Chithue elections, and in particular, the North America elections. There are already a couple of debates being announced, the first being hosted by RTYC Minnesota on Dec 12, 2016.

Personally, as a young Tibetan and a North America resident, I feel extremely responsible for the two chithue votes that I will cast during the final elections on March 20th, 2016. This is an important decision for me and for all North America Tibetans.

As I contemplate my decision to vote for a/two particular chithue candidate/s, the first question (perhaps out of my ignorance), that comes to my mind is,

" What is the role of a North America Chithue?"

Monday, November 9, 2015

10 Questions for North America 2016 Chithue Election Finalists

March 20th, 2016 is the date for the final elections for electing both Sikyong and Chithues. The North America preliminary election results are already out with the names of the finalists. Unlike 2011, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in the North America Chithue elections. We have also witnessed more campaign efforts by each nominee in presenting themselves as the candidate of choice.
In the coming months we will see a lot of interviews, debates, articles and campaign efforts hopefully highlighting what each nominee has in store in terms of policy efforts and action plans. The goal of this article is to highlight some key issues that will hopefully steer the conversation in the right direction.

Following are my 10 questions for the Chithue finalists: