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Tibet's exiled Dalai Lama to devolve political role

Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has announced a long-awaited plan to devolve his political responsibilities to an elected figure.

The Dalai Lama said he would begin the formal process of stepping down at a meeting of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile next Monday.

The announcement came in a speech by the Dalai Lama marking the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 10 Mar 2011
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