For centuries, the Dalai Lama has served as both spiritual and political leader for Tibetans. Now, for the first time, they have elected a secular political leader. The Dalai Lama, however, will remain the spiritual head. Host Liane Hansen speaks with newly elected Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay, the political leader of Tibet's government-in-exile.
Tibetan's New Leader Won't Replace Dalai Lama
By NPR Staff • May 1, 2011