Friday, April 1, 2011

INDIA - CHINA - Soon a new leader for Tibetans

March 20, tens of thousands of Tibetans scattered in 13 countries voted to elect the Prime Minister of their government in exile. Of the 150,000 Tibetans in the Diaspora, 90,000 of them are over 18 years and are of voting age. The event "marks the transition from a system in which one man concentrated power to a democratically elected government," analyzes the Indian newspaper Indian Express.

At 75, the Dalai Lama officially declared on March 10 he was retiring now politics and devoted himself to his role as spiritual guide. The vote could not take place in Nepal where 20 000 Tibetan exiles. The favorite of the election, Lobsang Sangay, Harvard graduate and expert in international law, deal with him two other candidates.

The results will be announced on April 27.

No comments:

Post a Comment