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Tibet Parliament in Exile Prepares for Dalai Lama Retirement

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The Tibetan parliament-in-exile formed a committee Monday to determine how to transfer political power from the Dalai Lama to his eventual successor in order to ensure a smooth transition.

The move comes a day after 83,000 exiled Tibetans across the world voted to elect a new political leader. The Tibetan government-in-exile, based in Dharamsala, India, will announce the results of the election in April.

The 76-year-old Nobel peace laureate has called for reform of Tibet's government-in-exile for decades, but says he will continue in his role as Tibet's Buddhist spiritual leader.

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