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by Pascal Vagnat
Dov Gutterman, 13 March 1999
The National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT) is the first ever democratic political party formed in the history of Tibet. It was founded on September 4th, 1994 with the initiative of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest Tibetan non-governmental organization, with an objective to safeguard and strengthen the democratic process inaugurated by the Dalai-Lama in 1960 and ensure that the Tibetan people's commitment to democracy not only remains firm and resolute but that with every passing year, it grows in wisdom, tolerance and altruism. Besides it was also aimed to provide the Tibetan public with a clear and unequivocal direction in the struggle for the restoration of Tibetan independence.