Joacine, Beatriz and Romualda: The three women who bring diversity to Parliament

Joacine Katar Moreira, Beatriz Gomes Dias and Romualda Fernandes became MPs on three different party lists, but they all share a speech focused on the fight against inequality and discrimination.

Parliament is a more diverse place after yesterday's election in Portugal. 89 women MPs were elected, 14 more than in the previous parliamentary election. Three of these women are black and come from African countries. Moreover, they are activists. They have long been making their voices heard, calling for more equality and championing the rights of minorities. And now they will finally be able to speak in Parliament. But who are they?

Joacine Katar Moreira made history as soon as her name was announced as Livre's candidate, as it was the first time a black person headed a party list in Parliamentary elections in Portugal. Born in Guinea-Bissau 37 years ago, Joacine Katar Moreira came to Portugal at the age of eight, sent by her family to escape the turmoil in her country, as she told in an interview with DN.

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