Finland obtains first MP of Somali origin in newest reshuffles

FINLAND – Somalis within the diaspora have continued to form historical past the world over, essentially the most latest having arrived in Finland, the place one in all their very own was elected to parliament, the place he’ll serve for the subsequent two years as he’ll write historical past and provides hope to these in despair.

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Suldaan Said Ahmed will formally be a part of the Finnish parliament in the approaching weeks and signify the pursuits of the Left Alliance on this Scandinavian nation, which hosts numerous Somali immigrants from the Horn of Africa.

In his interview with the Finnish Broadcasting Cooperation [YLE]Suldaan Said Ahmed stated his appointment would pave the best way for such comparable appointments within the nation, which is ranked as among the best hotbeds for refugees and political victims in third world international locations.

“I’m the primary, however I’m actually not the final,” he harassed. “Glass ceilings are made to be shattered”, Suldaan Said Ahmed [Left Alliance] instructed the Finnish broadcasting firm [YLE] throughout an interview about his impending appointment as Member of the Finnish Parliament.

“I’m the primary, however I’m actually not the final,” he added.

Till now Helsinki Metropolis Councilor, Suldaan Stated Ahmed will grow to be the primary Finnish MP of Somali origin. It will occur when he replaces Paavo Arhinmäki [from the same party] within the Finnish room.

Arhinmäki will step right down to grow to be Deputy Mayor of Helsinki.

In precept, Arhinmäki was to get replaced by MEP Silvia Modig, however she most well-liked to remain in Brussels, so accountability will now fall to Saïd Ahmed.

Stated Ahmed instructed YLE that working within the Finnish Parliament is a “nice honor” for him and that he’ll focus his work on local weather coverage and the promotion of a extra inclusive society.

After all, he is not going to be the primary Somali to enter the historical past of the world. Ahmed Hussein, a Canadian of Somali origin, is at the moment a member of the Canadian authorities and is Minister of Households, Kids and Social Justice on this North American nation.

Moreover, Ilhan Omar, who left Somalia for Kenya and later the USA, is at the moment a member of Congress, representing the fifth District of Minnesota. She is serving in her second time period and was a fierce critic of former President Donald Trump.


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