lørdag 19. mars 2016

Tibetans to Elect Government in Exile

In an effort to keep alive their struggle for greater freedom under Chinese rule, tens of thousands of Tibetan expatriates will vote for new exile leadership on Sunday in Dharamsala, India. While the election is the second direct election of a leader in exile, it has growing importance the Dalai Lama announcement in 2011 that he was handing over his political authority to a democratically-elected government. The 80-year-old monk and Nobel Laureate has stepped back from the limelight amid questions about his health and uncertainty over his successor. Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child after he dies. Read more