Central Tibetan Administration
The Central Tibetan Administration (aka Tibetan Government in Exile) was established by the Dalai Lama in 1959 and is located in Dharamsala, India. The CTA is the legitimate representative of Tibetan people both in and outside Tibet. It was set up to address the twin task of restoration of freedom for Tibetans and rehabilitation of Tibetan refugees. The CTA has three pillars of democracy, executive, legislature and judiciary. The CTA is led by the Sikyong (President) who is directly elected by the exile Tibetan population for a term of five years. The Tibetan Parliament in Exile consists of 45 members. CTA has offices in thirteen cities across the globe in Brussels, Canberra, Geneva, Kathmandu, London, Moscow, New Delhi, Paris, Pretoria, Sao Paulo, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
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