Tibetan PM appoints six cabinet ministers

Dharamsala :Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile has tried to infuse fresh blood into his team Friday by appointing six cabinet ministers on the floor of the parliament in this Himachal Pradesh hill town.

The youngest minister Tsering Wangchuk is only 37 years old.Two of the ministers are women.An effort has also been to give representation to all regions of Tibet,sources said.

“The six nominees were found to be in compliance with the required stipulated article 21 of the charter of the Tibetans in exile,” said a spokesman of the Tibetan government in exile here.

The new ministers are Dongchung Ngodup, Tsering Dhundup, Pema Chhinjor, Dolma Gyari, Dicki Chhoyang and Tsering Wangchuk.

Their portfolios will be announced on Monday.One ministry slot has not been filled.

Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay,42, took over as the head of the Tibetan government in exile a month ago.

He has been to Harvard law school and is an expert in Tibetan law and international human rights law.

In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.

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