Two Green Greens politicians made history by becoming the first female gender to win parliamentary seats in Sunday’s national election.
Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik represented the Greens party, which came third in the election, increasing its share of votes to 14.8% from 8.9% in 2017 and is expected to play a key role in building a new three-way coalition. government.
“This is a historic victory for the Greens, but also for the liberation movement and for the entire human race,” Ganserer, 44, adding that the results were a sign of open and tolerant society.
Leading the priority list for Ganserer, who was elected to the Bavarian state legislature in 2013, is a simple process to verify gender change in identity documents.
Ganserer, who has two sons, also wants a change in the law to allow lesbian mothers to have children.
Slawik, 27, said the results were impressive. He won a seat in parliament from a list of Greens candidates in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“Mad! I still can’t believe it, but with this historic election result, I will definitely be a member of the next Bundestag,” Slawik wrote on Instagram.
Slawik called for a national plan to take action against homosexuality and transphobia, self-determination law and reforms to federal anti-discrimination law.
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