Thursday, March 31, 2011

Unable to relieve the Dalai Lama: probable successor

Lobsang Sangay born in a small Tibetan refugee camp in northern India. His father sold one of her two cows to study in a larger city in the Himalayas and New Delhi. Won a scholarship to study at Harvard University, a doctorate in legal studies from East Asia, and is a researcher and teacher. On March 20, Tibetans in exile voted for three candidates for prime minister, who will all earthly powers to the Dalai Lama has resigned, although he will remain the spiritual leader.

The outcome of the elections, in which Tibetans have turned to consider far-reaching, will be released in late April. But it is believed that Sangay win: in the primaries got more votes than the other two candidates combined. His main supporters are young people and monks who see the advantage his youth (43 years), education and internationally, although he blames no experience in administration in exile.

He is considered "secular, but respectful of religion." He is married and has a six year old daughter .- No one can do is an impossible task, nor should we try. The Dalai Lama is, and always will be our leader. But the political authority is transferred by him must be exercised in the best way possible .- You are trying to open a space for an elected leader is you create a profile and become a global spokesman for the Tibetans.

The transition can happen overnight, but the evolution of the elected leader will take a while. The prime minister has to lay the foundation for the political credibility .- It has always been resistance, it is very difficult to digest emotionally. If you look back in history 50 years in exile, is what I wrote my thesis, "the Dalai has gradually been losing power.

When Parliament created a democratic constitution and the clause that says that even the Dalai Lama can be removed, people have always resisted change. But in perspective things have worked .- It is very visionary and brilliant. Refugee communities in the world, Tibetans are the most organized, efficient and effective with their government.

We have a parliament, judicial system and good governance. Also, our cause has gone global thanks to him .- The Dalai Lama is the undisputed leader of the Tibetans, inside and out. By giving his political authority, also extends its legitimacy to the elected prime minister. Moreover, the Tibetans inside and outside are connected, many come and go .- Yes, yes, but the charge is not based just on that.

The five prime minister's responsibilities are: to understand the situation in Tibet, advocate and seek international support, understanding China and its people, be grateful to India (where the government in exile and the largest number of exiles) and continue relationship and, finally, management.

I have four and a half lead in the points: I will rely on administrative seven ministers and other officials .- If not you, you should not fight for it. You can: until a few months ago it was believed that Hosni Mubarak would die in power in Egypt, or before, it was impossible to believe in the disintegration of the Soviet Union .- It is the point where we are stuck.

Tibetans have always said we talk to anytime, anywhere. It is a nonviolent movement that must be resolved through dialogue. Beijing has to moderate its policy and open a dialogue. "The decision of the Dalai Lama is difficult to digest. This is a radical transition, but I hope that, as always, he will be right" candidate for prime minister in Tibet.

The Tibetan Parliament in exile in Dharamsala accepted the political retreat of the Dalai Lama, by a unanimous vote of several resolutions aimed at altering the structure of the movement, said a member of Parliament. "It was a difficult decision: to amend the Constitution and its separation Sanctity of Tibetan politics, but he makes for the good of Tibetans long term, "said the MP, Karma Yeshi.

At 75 years, the Dalai Lama announced last week his intention to resign his political role as leader of the movement of Tibetans in exile, essentially symbolic, and to pass his responsibilities to a new prime minister with more powers. The legislature in session in Dharamsala, India where the city is the seat of the government in exile, suggested however that the Dalai Lama, 75, continue coating the role of "symbolic head of the Tibetans."

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