Dalai Lama steps down as political leader

The exiled Dalai Lama announced today that he will formally step down as political leader of the Tibetan government in exile.

The Dalai Lama has stated since the 1960s, that Tibetans need a leader, elected freely by the Tibetan people, to whom he can devolve power and finally this can now happen.

He said in a speech on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese control. “Now, we have clearly reached the time to put this into effect.”

The proposal needs to be formally approved by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile based in India.

Thankfully he remains Tibet’s spiritual leader.


The Dalai Lama lives in exile in India and advocates “meaningful autonomy” for Tibet within China.

Beijing regards him as a dangerous separatist responsible for stirring up unrest in Tibet.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: