Monday, 8 August 2011

Lobsang Sangay sworn in as Tibet's PM-in-exile - News

The Dalai Lama embraces Lobsang Sangay after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala on Monday

Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay was on Monday sworn in as the new prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, succeeding the Dalai Lama as the movement's political leader.

43-year old Sangay, who replaces Samdong Rimpoche as Kalon Tripa (prime minister) of Tibetan Central Administration, was administered oath by Ngawang Phelgyal, the chief justice commissioner, at a public function presided over by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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Over 5,000 Tibetans, including community leaders settled outside Tibet and India, braved heavy showers to witness the ceremony

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