Dalai Lama announced retirement Elections to be announced
The Dalai Lama at Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh has announced that he would step down and resign as political head of the Tibetan government in Exile.
Dalai Lama has said that he will continue his efforts to push the Tibetan cause.
The Dalai Lama now intends for a replacement by a "freely elected" leader.
Dalai Lama was addressing the leaders of Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamshala. Tibetan Parliament is meeting next week and the Dalai Lama has expressed his wish for amendment to allow him to resign.
In the year 1950 when the Dalai Lama was just 15 he was appointed as head of state. When the Chinese took over Tibet and the troops entered Tibet Dalai Lama escaped and fled from Tibet and reached India in 1959.
The elections will be announced soon and the Tibetans people living in India will elect their new leader.
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