Democracy and The Tibetan Government in Exile

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The Tibetan Government in Exile (TGIE) observed the 47th anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day on September 2, 2007, marking the Dalai Lama's introduction of democratic systems to the Tibetan Government in Exile in 1960. The nature of how democratic reforms were introduced to the TGIE is unique, and stands in stark contrast to that of most other governments, where the society has usually had to fight for the reforms.

This weeks Kunleng TV looks at the gradual process of democratization of the Tibetan Government in Exile by inviting legal scholar Dr. Lobsang Sangay of Harvard University Law School and former Tibetan Government in Exile staff and VOA reporter Namgyal Shastri to discuss the topic.

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