New PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile is Lobsang Sangey (Download PDF)


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Lobsang Sangey (48) is re-elected for consecutive term as the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. The Tibetan election officials have announced result of election in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala which is the headquarters of the government-in-exile.

Image of Lobsang Sangey

Image of Lobsang Sangey

Lobsang Sangey re-elected as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile

  • Sangey has secured about 58 percent of the 58, 740 votes cast and beaten his only rival Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament by 9, 012 votes.
  • Since the Dalai Lama had treaded down as head of the government-in-exile in 2011 to focus on his role as the Tibetans’ spiritual leader, the 2016 general election was the second election.
  • Tibetans living in exile in 40 countries had casted their votes for this election.
  • Sangey was born in Darjeeling, West Bengal.
  • Prior to going for higher education in the US, He had finished his educations in Delhi.
  • He was a senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School.

Tibet Issue

  • Since 1951 China says Tibet has archaeologically been part of its territory since the mid-13th century and was directed the Communist Party.
  • Tibetans also announced that they were effectually autonomous for most of their history, and the Chinese government wants to achievement their resource-rich region and crush their cultural identity.
  • In 1959 China had taken whole governor of Tibet and after a failed 1959 uprising compared to Chinese rule Dalai Lama and his followers have been living in exile in Dharmsala.
  • Currently China doesn’t identify the Tibetan government-in-exile.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 8, 2017


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