World Bulletin / News Desk
Sedat Dogru (41) has filled a seat in the Parliament of Sweden which was left vacant after resignation of an MP from the Moderate Party, becoming the second lawmaker of Turkish descent.
Being a member of the Hanninge municipality council of Stockholm, where Turkish descents live intensely, Dogru was on the reserve list after the general elections in 2010.
Following the resignation of lawmaker Mats Gerdau for being a candidate for the office of Nacka mayor last week, Dogru was qualified to fill his seat in the parliament.
Sedat Dogru, a businessman, said he was happy to be elected MP and would like to take part in the foreign relations committee.
He will serve as a lawmaker until the general elections that will be held in 2014 after taking up his duty in January 1, 2013.
KAPLAN AWARDED AS PALESTINIAN FRIEND
"Palestinian Friendly Award" was given this year to first Turkish parliamentarian Mehmet Kaplan from the Green Party by the Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden.
Kaplan was deemed worthy of the award for adopting the struggle of the Palestinian people for their rights under pressure as a lifestyle.
Last Mod: 24 Aralık 2012, 15:46