Tunisia Elects First Female Mayor

Souad Abderrahim has made history by becoming the first female mayor of Tunis.

The 54-year-old pharmacist, women’s right advocate and former lawmaker according to NBC News, is a member of the moderate Islamic Party in Tunisia whose aim is to separate politics from religion.

She dedicated her win to women saying:

I dedicate this win to all Tunisians and all women who have struggled to be in such senior positions.

Photo Credit: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

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