Uyghur Diaspora Holds First Ballot For Delegates Ahead of World Uyghur Congress General Election

Uyghur Diaspora Holds First Ballot For Delegates Ahead of World Uyghur Congress General Election

Andrew H. Sweet

On Sunday, Uyghurs worldwide cast their ballots to elect 210 delegates from 25 countries out of 320 candidates to attend the General Assembly, which will be held from Nov. 12-14 in Prague, Czech Republic.

WUC (World Uyghur Congress) general elections are held every three years but were postponed from November 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, the WUC said its Executive Committee had made the election process more inclusive by providing youth representatives and women opportunities. It will also allow independent activists and those not working for Uyghur organizations to run for candidacy.

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