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Dalai Lama gives up political power; Now strictly spiritual

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Dalai Lama will be giving up his political role in Tibet's government in exile.

The 76-year-old has long seen himself as semi-retired from political leadership.

An elected representative will be taking over.

The Dalai Lama is a Tibetan spiritual leader.

He has long said he wanted the elected government in to have more power.

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