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33-year-old Cameroonian-born elected MP in Germany

By Augustine Nyuykongi

Armand Zorn, a 33-year-old Cameroonian-born has been elected into the German Parliament (German Bundestag) as a representative for the cities of Frankfurt am Main.

Armand Zorn was elected member in the Sunday, September 26, 2021 elections. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

The Cameroonian-born candidate got voted into Parliament as the candidate with the most votes in the constituency of 182.

Armand Zorn expressed gratitude to the voters for showing confidence in him, and promised to engage in environmental and social reforms for societal benefit.

“The commitment now in the German Bundestag is to adocate for more climate and environmental protection, social justice, a strong economy with good wages and working conditions for all, good pensions, fair international cooperation and to use more speed in the digitization of our country to make it more modern, efficient, sustainable and fair,” Zorn stated in his victory speech.

As a lawmaker in Germany, Armand Zorn also vowed to “always consider the interest of his constituents”.

Armand Zorn was born in 1988 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He moved to Germany at the age of 12. He studied Economics, Business Law, and Political Science.

Between the years 2012-2015, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Finance, the French National Assembly, and the European Commission.

From 2015-2021, Armand Zorn was a Business Management Consultant for digital transformation and economic sustainability in Frankfurt.

The German parliament now includes at least three people of African descent — up from one in the previous one.

More than 500 candidates with immigrant roots ran for parliament this year.

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