Eleven pre-selected candidates are all capable tibetans that have proven their inspirational and leadership skills. They live in three different continents (Asia, United States and Europe), represent three provinces of Tibet, and both lay and monastic traditions.
*Update* Tashi Wangdi has requested to be removed from this list, he encourages everyone to support the “upcoming younger generation” of Tibetan candidates for the Kalon Tripa position. We have now removed his name from the list (he had recieved 17 votes at the time of removal). Read more about this in the comments section.
*Update* Following a request, Lobsang Palden Tawo (Germany) has been added to the poll.
See YouTube video on the eleven pre-selected candidates (alfabetic):
Arjia Rinpoche, Gyari Dolma, Kunga Tashi, Lhadon Tethong, Lobsang Nyandak, Lobsang Palden Tawo, Lobsang Sangay, Ngapa Tsegyam, Penpa Tsering, Tempa Tsering, Tenzin Namgyal Tethong