Dharamsala : Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel today wrote to the German Chancellor Angela Markel, offering his congratulation on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, on winning the German election for the fourth time.
He wrote, ‘ As the first female Chancellor of Germany, you have set a mark of inspiration and motivation for the women all over the world. Your constant victory is clearly reflective of the charismatic leadership quality of yours and the hopes and the trust of your people.’
He took this opportunity to proffer his gratitude to her and her government for ‘being supportive in preserving the cultural identity of Tibet and for the peaceful resolution of Tibet’s issue through Middle Way Approach.’
‘Regardless of Chinese criticism, your unwavering reverence towards His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the cause of Tibet will always remain in our heart,’ he wrote.
Angela Merkel, née Angela Dorothea Kasner (born July 17, 1954, Hamburg, West Germany) has won fourth term as Chancellor of Germany. Her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), scored 32.5 percent of the votes in Sunday’s election, according to the first exit polls issued at 6 pm German local time, against Social Democrats, Merkel’s closest challenger, distant 20 percent.
She became the first female chancellor in Germany after winning the election in 2005.