Germany has elected its first Muslim girl as the speaker of a state parliament.
Muhterem Aras, green Party politician, won the place in Baden-Württemberg from an associate of a populist anti-immigration party on Wednesday. 96 local MPs elected Aras, becoming the first Muslim woman to take the office.
We composed history now,” after winning with a substantial bulk she said. 50, Aras, said her success sent a message of openness, toleration and successful integration” that was “ and vowed a dynamic but honest debating culture in the chamber, in accordance with The Local.
Originally Aras studied economics before she found her own tax guidance business and moved as a kid.
Aras’ political career started in 1992, when she stood on the local council for the Greens and climbed to become its leader.
Before this month, the party have record success on a policy that maintained Islam wasn’t compatible with the state’s constitution and called for a prohibition on the burqa and minarets.