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For the first time in Europe, Wales elects a black Prime Minister

For the first time in Europe, Wales elects a black Prime Minister

Making history, Wales, one of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom, has elected Vaughan Gething as its new Prime Minister. With his appointment, Gething will become the country's first black leader and the first black leader to hold the post of prime minister across the European continent, according to British newspaper The Guardian.

Who is Vaughan Gething?

Gething serves as the Economy Minister for Wales and expressed his delight at being chosen for the role. He said he felt “honoured to be the first black leader” of the British nation. And he proved he was ready for his upcoming commitment as the new leader of the Welsh Government.

When will Vaughan Gething open?

Gething's swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20. He won the nomination this Saturday after being elected leader of the Labor Party, the party that currently governs Wales. Gething will take over from former Prime Minister Mark Drakeford, who resigned as Labor leader last December.

What does this moment mean for Wales and Europe?

The choice of Vaughan Gething as Prime Minister was symbolic. The appointment is considered a milestone in the fight against racism and racial discrimination in politics on the old continent, as it is the first time a black person has held such a high office in the country and in Europe as a whole. The decision will open the way for other black politicians to occupy top positions in European politics, an even more white scene.

Ultimately, Gething's leadership is expected to boost the country's economy and help tackle the social and political challenges facing Wales, always with a focus on equality and social justice.

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