Podemos candidate becomes Spain’s first black female MP

Rita Bosaho becomes one of a record 138 female MPs elected to Spanish Congress

LAST UPDATED: 24 Dec, 2015 @ 18:23
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SPAIN has elected its first black female MP.

Podemos’s Rita Bosaho, 50, was one of a record 138 female MPs voted in on December 20.

BOSAHO: Committed to women's rights
BOSAHO: Committed to women’s rights

The Equatorial Guinea-born Bosaho moved to Spain 30 years ago and worked as a nurse before becoming involved in activism in Alicante .

Bosaho said: “Why is it so striking that a black woman could end up in parliament? What does that say about us all being integrated?”

Bosaho said she intends to campaign on behalf of women’s rights.



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