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Afghan-Australian woman wins Australia senate seat

Afghan-Australian woman wins Australia senate seat

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20 Jun 2022 - 16:00
Afghan-Australian woman wins Australia senate seat
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20 Jun 2022 - 16:00

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan-born Fatima Payman has won Western Australia’s sixth and final senate seat.

Payman has become the first Afghan-Australian and the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in parliament, SBS reported.

The final seat is held by Green senator Dorinda Cox who, in 2021, became the first indigenous woman to represent WA in the Senate.

Taking a seat at the expense of the Liberals, Ms Payman was jubilant after her win on Monday.

“WE WON!!!! I’m proud to announce that I’ve officially been elected as a Senator for Western Australia,” she said on Facebook.

“Thank you everyone for your love and support! We did it!”

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