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Dalai Lama relinquishes political role

The Dalai Lama has formally relinquished his political and administrative powers, a spokesman said Tues­day, CNN informs. The Tibetan spiritual leader approved amendments to the exiled constitution to enable him to devolve his political responsibilities into the community’s elected leadership and judiciary, according to officials. Lobsang Choedak, a spokesman for the exiled Tibetan government, said the changes were carried out during a three-day session of its parliament in the Himalayan town of Dha­ramsala, India. The Dalai Lama ap­proved them Sunday. Lobsang San­gay, who was elected head of Tibet’s government-in-exile last month, now fills the shoes of the Dalai Lama as “head of state,” Choedak said.

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