Dharamshala( Himachal Pradesh): The chief election commission of the Central Tibetan Administration (CAT) Wednesday announced the election for the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) will be held in 2021.

The chief election commissioner, Wangdu Tsering, along with his two newly elected additional election commissioners, told a presser here on Wednesday that the 2021 general elections will be held to elect the fifth directly elected Sikyong or president of the CTA and the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. The TPiE is the unicameral and highest legislative organ of the CTA.

Wangdu Tsering,on this occasion, issued a set of instructions on voter registration, code of conduct, social media practices and a separate 12-point guideline for the candidates.

Asserting that the office of the election commission is committed to conducting the election as per the stipulated time period despite the pandemic situation, the chief election commission appealed the Tibetans around the world to take part in the polls in the interest of the Tibetan cause and in the spirit of unity.