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5/2/01

Farah Karimi Elected to Netherland Parliament

Source: British-Iranian Business News

Farah Karimi Elected to Netherland Parliament. Highest Ranking Democratically Elected Iranian Politician.


Farah Karimi - Dutch MP


FARAH KARIMI ELECTED TO THE NETHERLAND PARLIAMENT

By being elected to the Netherlands's Parliament, the Iranian born Farah Karimi has now become the highest-ranking democratically elected Iranian politician.

BIBA would like to congratulate Farah on her unprecedented and great achievement and soon we shall have an interview with her to follow her story of success from her childhood days in Isfahan to the corridors of power in a European Parliament.

Farah will also address one of BIBA's forthcoming meetings in London, details of which will be announced on our website.

The following is a resume of Farah Karimi that has been provided to us by the Netherlands's Parliament.


Farah Karimi

Born in Iran. She has lived in The Netherlands since 1989 and studied International Relations at the University of Groningen. In 1998, she was allowed to vote for the first time in the elections for the Lower House (House of Commons) and was at the same time elected herself. At present, she is spokesperson for Development Aid and European Affairs.

In the Lower House, Farah Karimi is spokesperson for
* Development Aid
* European Affairs
* Foreign Affairs (Africa, Surinam, Latin-America)

She has been a member of the Lower House since May 19, 1998.

Born on November 15, 1960.


Previous positions

1998 National project leader *eHeel de buurt*f (The Entire Neighbourhood) at the Dutch Institute for Care and Welfare.
1994-1998 Project Co-ordinator for Aisa, emancipation support for black, migrant and refugee women
1993-1994 Project co-operator for the Probe Foundation
1983-1988 Various action groups for refugees in Germany and France

Education
1989-1993 Studies of Policy-Making and Administration of International Organisations, State University of Groningen
1986-1988 Studies of Mathematics/Information Sciences, University of Kiel, Germany
1985-1986 College for Foreign Students in Hamburg, Germany
1978-1980 Industry Design, Technical University of Isfahan, Iran
1966-1978 Primary and Secondary Education in Teheran, Iran

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