Tibetan National Congress

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Tibetan National Congress
Founded2013 (2013)
IdeologyTibetan nationalism

The Tibetan National Congress is a Tibetan political party in exile of pro-independence ideology founded on 13 February 2013.[1] The party maintains more radical positions than the moderate pro-independence National Democratic Party (the major party among the Tibetan diaspora) and supported the candidacy of former political prisoner Lukar Jam for Sikyong (Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in Dharamsala) in the 2016 elections, as the only one of the candidates that supports the full independence of Tibet and not just greater autonomy. Party leaders have described it as a political option for Tibetans of pro-independence ideas.[2] Currently holds no offices in the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tibetan National Congress Launched". Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. ^ "New Party Fuels Debate on Tibet's Political Future". Radio Free Asia. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016.