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.