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New Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Sits for First Session

The 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile opened its first session Wednesday morning with 42 newly elected members of the parliament and seven ministers including the Tibetan prime minister-in-exile.

Speaker Penpa Tsering, who has been re-elected to the post gave welcome address and highlighted the importance of the work of the new members of the Parliament.

"The opening of a new chapter at this landmark turning point in democracy necessitates the members of the 15th Tibetan Parliament to take greater responsibility than ever before,” he said.

Incumbent prime minister Samdhong Rinpoche greeted the new members of the parliament.