Anti-clerical Polish party, the Palikot Movement, finished third in the country’s general election, opening the door for its first transgender member of parliament.
The Telegraph reports that 57-year-old Anna Grodzka, who was born a man and completed a gender change last year, should gain a seat in parliament due to Poland’s proportional representation electoral system. She is her party’s top candidate in Krakow.
Grodzka would become the only current transgender MP in the world. Her party, standing in its first election, came third overall, using a platform that opposed the country’s Catholic church while proposing free contraception and the legalization of soft drugs.
The election also saw Donald Tusk re-elected prime minister, the first politician to achieve this in the post-Communism era. The Guardian reports that Tusk’s free market-supporting party won 39 per cent of the vote. It’s main rival, the conservative Law and Justice party commanded 30 per cent of the vote.
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