Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 28, Mar 2015 07:15 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama graces 20th Shoton opera festival
New parliament seat for Australasia region, Jhonang blocked
Tibetan monk arrested in Sog
Dalai Lama condoles death of veteran Singapore leader
Tibetan monk arrested in Nagchu
Delhi CM Kejriwal, Deputy CM Sisodia call on His Holiness
SFT, TWA observe World Water Day
Himachal health minister attends 54th anniversary of Mentseekhang
Sog Tibetan monk released after 15 years in prison
Labrang monk arrested, whereabouts unknown
 Latest Photo News
Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay  participates in the 'Europe Stands for Tibet Rally' in Paris, France. March 14, 2015, Phayul Photo: Norbu Wangyal
Tibetans gather for a candle light vigil to pay respects to Norchuk, a 47 year old Tibetan woman who died after self immolation in Ngaba on Friday, March 6, 2015. SFT, India, organized the event, TIbetan Day School, McLeod Ganj, March 8, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans gather for a candle light vigil to pay respects to Norchuk, a 47 year old Tibetan woman who died after self immolation in Ngaba on Friday, March 6, 2015. SFT, India, organized the event, TIbetan Day School, McLeod Ganj, March 8, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Tibetan Parliament approves bill to increase MPs from North America
Phayul[Friday, September 10, 2010 18:32]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala, September 10: The Tibetan Parliament during its on-going session has unanimously approved a bill to increase the number of parliament members representing North America by one.

Under the new amendment, the number of Tibetan MPs from America and Canada has been increased to two from the existing one.

The bill was approved on the second day of a 10-day session which began Tuesday.

While the bill to increase number of MPs was unanimously approved, the amendment proposed by the North American lawmaker Mr Tenzin Choeden seeking to divide the North America into two separate constituencies – one for East Coast and another combined constituency for West Coast and Canada – failed to make it.

His proposal failed to get the required two-third majority as only 24 out of the 42 lawmakers voted in favour of the reform.

The Parliament also failed to approve another proposed amendment in the Tibetan Charter to have a legislator from regions other than Europe, North America, Nepal, Bhutan and India, after legislator Tenzin Gonpo of Domed Province opposed the motion.

The bill, if approved by the session, will secure a seat for an MP representing Tibetans in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, and South America.

The 14th Tibetan Parliament has 43 members, who are elected representing the three traditional provinces of Tibet (U-Tsang, Do-toe and Do-med) and five major religious sects, including the traditional Bon, of Tibet. Three members are elected by Tibetans in the West - one from North America and two from Europe.

The members are directly elected by Tibetan exiles above the age of 18 from their respective constituencies.

Tibetan exiles will go to preliminary polls next month to nominate candidates for the next general elections to be held next year, when the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile will be formed.

An estimated 150, 000 Tibetans live in exile, the majority of them in India and Nepal.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
North American Chitue (Astoria)
Canadian Tibetans : who should be the next NA chitue from Canada? (Doks)
Good action! (wds1)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Tibetan Parliament approves bill to increase MPs from North America
Tibetans' hopes hinge on Dalai Lama
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement