DHARMSALA, India (AP) - A Harvard legal scholar has been elected the
next prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile, officials announced
Wednesday, paving the way for new leadership in the Tibetan community as
the Dalai Lama gives up political power.
Lobsang Sangay, 43, a lawyer and scholar who has spent years studying
international law and conflict resolution, won with 55 percent of the
votes cast by tens of thousands of Tibetans around the world, chief
election commissioner Jamphel Choesang said in the north Indian town of
Dharmsala, where the exile government is based.
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