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Spain Elects First Black Member Of Parliament Her Name Rita Bosaho

A former nurse has made history in Spain by becoming the first Black Member of Parliament.

Rita Bosaho secured the coastal city of Alicante according to The Guardian.

Born in Equatorial Guinea, Bosaho moved to Spain more than 30 years ago, working as nurse before moving into politics.

On her historical win, the Podemos politician told El País: “It’s about time, isn’t it?”

In Spain, immigrants make up roughly 15 per cent of the population but represent less than one per cent of the country’s lawmakers.

Spain-Elects-First-Black-Member-Of-Parliament Rita Bosaho

Rita Bosaho via africanglobe.net

The 50-year-old told Spanish news agency Efe: “Why is it so striking that a Black woman could end up in parliament? What does that say about us all being integrated?”

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The shortage of diversity in Spain’s institutions, she said, comes down to a lack of opportunities. “It’s a structural problem that needs to be put in context, looking at the social panorama of Spain.”

With a reputation for activism, the politician has vocalised her intention to prioritise violence against women and raising the profile of women in politics and business.

“We talk about rights and equality and the constitution protects us,” said Bosaho. “But what happens with institutional representation or women in business? Why aren’t our voices being heard there?”

The mother-of-one is a member of the left-wing Spanish political party Podemos, who have managed to rise to become the third largest part in the parliament commanding 69 out of 350 seats after securing 21 per cent of the votes on Sunday (Dec 20).

 article by africanglobe
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  1. Well what can one say how about “I reserve comment” pending the outcome. You should follow the wrap up on president Obama’s career they have him pegged to go down forever unlisted within the hall of shame. What an insult to be used as the first black president of one of the most powerful countries in world beseeched to disgrace your father’s country of birth. When you and your backers knew this country to be full well Islamic it was covered over the internet for months and stated continuously “and look at what they had this black monkey do” it was not even asked if bush himself with the vice presidents daughter at that time being gay. Why not because bush had made it clear when he first took office that he was a “Christian” president and I do believe many of his decisions were based around that. Iam so tired of people of color being given these positions to be disgraced let’s hope for a different outcome in Spain and other countries throughout the coming years.

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