Osman Sadkiu, the newest canton level representative of Albanian origin in Switzerland
By: Liza Gashi June 30, 2013
Members of Kosovo Albanian Diaspora in Switzerland, being one of the largest Kosovo communities abroad, is slowly taking its steps towards engaging within democratic institutions of the host country. Osman Sadiku is one of the five Kosovo-born citizens of Switzerland that was elected as a legislator in one of the 26 cantons of the country.
The Albanian community in Switzerland, from 26th of June has its fifth legislator within canton level parliaments. Osman Sadiku, a representative of the Social Democratic Party has sworn the oath on Wednesday at the canton Parliament of Glarus, where he will be holding the mandate of a legislator. Before Sadiku’s oath, there are four other legislators of Albanian origin from Kosovo that were elected in Swiss Institutions. Zari Xhaferi was elected at the canton of Zug. Ylfete Fanaj at the canton of Lucerne; another was the Albanian-Swiss citizen, Etrit Hassler who was elected at the canton of St.Gallen. All four representatives come from the ranks of the Social Democratic Party. The first ever cantonal-level legislator of Albanian origin is Osman Osmani, elected in 2006 at the canton of Schaffhausein.
Osman Sadiku, an immigration specialist, residing for 18 years in Switzerland. From Kosovo, Dardana Municipality, went to Switzerland to work as an electric engineer. In Switzerland he worked for 14 years at the Red Cross, in Glarus. There, he gathered important experience working with foreigners and people in need. This and his engagement with social activities brought him close to the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland.
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