New Tibetan PM in exile to take oath on Aug 8

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Dharamsala, Jul 26: Prime Minister-elect of Tibetan Government in Exile, Lobsang Sangay, will take oath of office on August 8 at MecLeoadganj near here, an official said today (Jul 26).

The oath taking ceremony will be held at 8:30 am at the central courtyard of the Tsuglagkhang, opposite the Office of the Dalai Lama. 43-year-old Lobsang succeeds Samdhong Rinpoche as Kalon Tripa.

The oath will be administered by Ngawang Phelgyal, the Chief Justice Commissioner, in the presence of Dalai Lama, who will also address the function, PRO of Tibetan central administration Lobsang Choedak said.

The new Kalon Tripa will be the first to take charge of the office after the Tibetan Parliament amended its charter to divest the Dalai Lama of his political role and transfer his functions to the elected members. Lobsang was chosen in the third direct elections for the Kalon Tripa held on March 20.


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