OAN’s Abril Elfi
1:26 PM – Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Spain has elected their first Parliamentarian with Down syndrome.
Advocate Mar Galcerán, 45, has become the first person with Down syndrome to become a member of Parliament in Spain’s history.
Galcerán’s political achievements have undoubtedly become a significant turning point and milestone for individuals with the genetic condition throughout Europe, and even worldwide, providing them with a chance to demonstrate their capacity for leadership and political success.
Galcerán is also the first person with Down syndrome to become a national or regional Parliamentarian in all of Europe.
The new Parliament member told the press that her success is “unprecedented.”
“Society is starting to see that people with Down syndrome have a lot to contribute,” Galcerán said.
The 45-year-old Spanish lawmaker began her career as a member of the Conservative People’s Party at the youthful age of 18.
Galcerán’s accomplishments have also followed in the footsteps of Ángela Bachiller. Bachiller was the first person with Down syndrome to be elected to the Spanish city council in Valladolid back in 2013.
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