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The Dalai Lama stepping down

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DHARAMSALA, INDIA (KWWL)-- The Dalai Lama is stepping down as political leader of the Tibetan government in exile.

The formal move, that still needs to be ratified by the parliament in exile, should give a new prime minister greater clout on the world stage in the quest for Tibetan autonomy from China.

The Dalai Lama, now 76, will remain as spiritual leader.

He left Tibet 52 years ago after a failed uprising against the Chinese.

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