Tibetans vote for their head of government in exile

Counting is now underway after elections for Tibetans to choose their government in exile. The polls took place on March 20 in the Indian city of Dharamsala, where the government in exile was established after the Dalai Lama fled there in 1959. The favourite to win this election is incumbent Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay. Like the Dalai Lama, he no longer asks for an independent Tibet, but instead wants greater autonomy from China.


Programme prepared by Josh Vardey and Elise Duffau

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