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Four French-Moroccan women win parliamentary seats in France

Written by FDM

During the second round of France’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday, June 18, four women of Moroccan origins have managed to get seats as parliament members. Who are these women?

Sarah El Haïry youngest member of Modem and la République En Marche (LREM) in Loire-Atlantique. At 28 years old, this young woman of Moroccan origin won the 5th constituency of Rennes with 61.02 % of cast votes. The  ambitious and hard-working El Haïry has been the president of the MoDem of Loire-Atlantique since February 2016.

Fiona Lazaar representing LREM won 59,72 % of the votes. She thus becomes MP of the 5 th electoral division of Val-d’Oise. At 31, Fiona Lazaar is actually a novice in politics. This mother of Moroccan origin has a management degree from the Essec and has held various positions in an environmental service company, as described by LREM on their website.

Naïma Moutchou: Another newcomer in politics. She was elected in the 4th constituency of the Val-d’Oise with 59.4 % of the votes. Le Point magazine called her « the good student of Val-d’Oise ». For Naima Moutchou has been a lawyer for 10 years at the Barreau de Paris  specializing in press law.  She has also been a volunteer lawyer for LICRA (International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism), since 2008.

Amal Amélia Lakrafi (LREM) won the 10th constituency of the French abroad (East Africa and Middle East) with 71.25% of the vote. Amal Amélia Lakrafi is a 39-year-old French-Moroccan business woman. She is the founder and CEO the French company AZGUARD, specializing in consulting and training in cybersecurity and economic intelligence. An innovative company that has won Amal the Women of Digital award by the IT-LECDP Partner Club and the Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Award in the CPME Innovation category. In 2012, she also created the Doctorium Institute, a company that encourages business innovation in the development sector. And in 2014, she participated in the launch of the first crowdfunding platform in West Africa, which allowed the training of 50 promoters in setting up a business.

As for the men, Mustapha Laabid (LREM) secured a decisive win with 61.85% of the votes in the 1st constituency of Rennes, while his co-party member Mounir Mahjoubi, State Secretary in charge of Data, won seats in both the 5th and 16th constituencies of Val d’Oise and Paris.

Mohamed Laqhila (MoDem), won 50.95% of the votes in the 11th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône and M’Jid El Guerrab, also from the president’s party,  won the 9th constituency’s parliamentary seat, representing French citizens living in North and West Africa.