Legqog

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Legqog (Tibetan: ལེགས་མཆོག; Chinese: 列确; pinyin: Lièquè; born October 1944) is a retired Tibetan politician.

Biography[edit]

Legqog was born in Gyantse County, Tibet in October 1944. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1972.[1]

He was the Chairman of the government of Tibet Autonomous Region of China between 1998 and 2004, when he was replaced by Qiangba Puncog. From 2003 to 2010, he was the chairman of the Autonomous Regional People's Congress of Tibet and of the Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region. In 2010, Qiangba Puncog was retired of the governorship and took Legqog's chairmanship of the Standing Committee. At the same time, the new governor Padma Choling took from Legqog the Presidency of the Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress. At 66, Xinhua reports, the "former parliament leader...has reached retirement age".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Legqog: biography". China Vitae. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ Yan, Zhou (2010-01-15). "Tibet parliament session announces leadership changes". Xinhua. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Jiangcunluobu (江村罗布)
Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region
1998 – 2004
Succeeded by
Qiangba Puncog
Preceded by
Raidi
President of Tibet Autonomous Region People's Congress
2003 – 2010
Succeeded by
Padma Choling
Preceded by
???
Chairman of the Standing Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region
2003 – 2010
Succeeded by
Qiangba Puncog