New role for Aminata Toure, German Green with African roots
31 August 2019 | 4:38 pm
Aminata Toure, a German with Malian roots and the new deputy speaker of Schleswig-Holstein's state parliament, wants to do things differently in politics. She has called for transparency and expanding civic engagement.
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