Constitution of Tibet government-in-exile amended

The Dalai Lama has signed amendments to the constitution of the Tibetan government-in-exile giving up his position as political leader.

Tibetan parliament member Karma Yeshi said Sunday the 75-year-old Dalai Lama will now only make suggestions to the Cabinet.

Yeshi said the parliament passed the amendments Saturday. They also include changing the name of the Tibetan government-in-exile to the Tibetan Administration to include Tibetans in Tibet.

Earlier this year the Dalai Lama announced he would relinquish his political role. In April Harvard legal scholar Lobsang Sangay was elected prime minister.

The Dalai Lama has lived in Dharmsala in northern India since fleeing Tibet after a failed 1959 uprising against Beijing's rule.