As the Tibetan elections day of March 20 nears, one aspect of the campaign that I was fascinated by was the use of slogans as catchphrases to amplify and symbolize the individual candidates. Although I have not been able to do full research, from a cursory glance it looks like all three Kalon Tripa candidates, all the parliamentary candidates from North America and some candidates from Europe seem to have sought recourse to this.
I am giving below the slogans and the candidates who use them (in alphabetical order) that I have been able to compile. If I have missed anyone else, let me know.
North American Chitue candidates
Honor Tradition, Advance Together
Intrepid in thinking, Fearless in Expressing, Bold in Implementing
Integrity, transparency, dedication
Impartiality, Integrity, Passion
Passion, Perseverance, Performance
European Chitue candidate
Direkt, engagiert, konkret
(loose translation in English: Direct, Involved, Concrete)
Kalon Tripa candidates
Unity, Innovation and Self-Reliance
Experience, Integrity, Vision
Tenzin Namgyal Tethong
Tried, Tested and Trusted