Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Greets Britain’s New Prime Minister


May 20, 2010 1:56 pm

Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Greets Britain’s New Prime Minister[Thursday, 20 May 2010, 12:25 p.m.]


 
Britain’s new Prime Minister David Cameron, left, sits with coalition
partner and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the House of Commons,
London, in this image taken from TV, as Members of Parliament gather
for the first time since the General Election Tuesday 18 May 2010. (AP
Photo/PA )

Dharamshala:
The members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) congratulated
Conservative Party leader David Cameron on being elected as the new
prime minister of the United Kingdom.“The Tibetan
Parliament-in-Exile wishes to congratulate you in your victory in the
recent election. The world over watches the Democratic practice in a
country like yours in great admiration and awe. In your system, we have
learned and seen the true spirit of democracy,” noted a letter to Mr.
Cameron from TPiE Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari dated 18 May 2010.“Our
best wishes and prayers are with you and your nation. Tibet and the
United Kingdom have shared century old relation which influenced the
history of Tibet to a large extend.“I am confident that as you
have emerged as a symbol of hope for many across the world, you will be
able to use the mandate of the people for the best of your country and
the world.”Vying for 650 seats in the House of Commons in the
recent general election, David Cameron led Conservative Party won the
largest number of seats (305), but fell short of required number (326)
to have an overall majority. Gordon Brown’s Labour Party won 258 seats.
The Conservative Party then agreed for a deal with the third largest
party Liberal Democrats with 57 seats to lead a coalition government.