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Sangay Administration Marks First 100 Days

posted Nov 16, 2011, 8:40 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 7:01 AM ]

November 16, 2011 marks 100 days since Lobsang Sangay was inaugurated as Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration.

During the observance of President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, US News reported on the origins of the 100-day milestone tradition, which started with President Franklin D. Roosevelt:

It's not a perfect measure, but it's a useful one — the 100-day standard for gauging presidential effectiveness.  The underlying truth is that presidents tend to be most effective when they first take office, when their leadership style seems fresh and new, when the aura of victory is still powerful, and when their impact on Congress is usually at its height. ...

[I]t has been used by the public, the media, and scholars as a gauge of presidential success and activism since Franklin D. Roosevelt pioneered the 100-day concept when he took office in 1933.  He was faced with the calamity of the Depression —and he moved with unprecedented dispatch to address the problem.  

"The first hundred days of the New Deal have served as a model for future presidents of bold leadership and executive-legislative harmony," writes Cambridge University historian Anthony Badger in FDR: The First Hundred Days.

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