Amsterdam: For the first time, the Parliament of Holland elected a Muslim lady from Morocco as its Speaker. Ms. Khadija Arib migrated from to Holland. She was born in 1960. She is the first Arab lady who would preside of the Second Chamber of the Parliament of Holland.
It may be noted that as per the Govt. statistics, in the population of 17 million people, Holland has 3.80 lakh Morocco origin Arabs.
In the recently held polling, Ms. Khadija polled 83 votes. Out of the 150 members of the Parliament, 134 participated in voting.