Mr. Mecacci is a prolific blogger: In a recent letter to ICT donors, Mr. Mecacci wrote: "Too many people think of Tibet as Shangri-La — a Himalayan paradise where everyone lives in peace and harmony. Nothing could be farther from the truth! In a perfect world, Tibetans would be living in peace and you could stand down. Your 2015 gift will help give Tibetans hope for an end to their suffering and the start of a brighter, peaceful future."
"This election was not competitive from the start," said Matteo Mecacci, leader of the short-term observer mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.