Elected Kosovar At The Lucerne Cantonal Parliament

By: Valon Xoxa    March 30, 2015

Ylfete Fanaj has gained re-election at the Parliament of the Canton of Lucerne. In the elections that were held today, the parliament and the executive of the canton of Lucerne, the Swiss-Albanian candidate, Mrs. Ylfete Fanaj has secured a seat in the parliament by winning the second highest number of votes by party candidates in its electoral district.

Mrs. Fanaj has been active in politics for a long time (Since 2011) as a member of the Social Democratic Party in the Parliament of the Canton of Lucerne and the first Albanian woman in Switzerland on the cantonal elected for parliament and municipal assemblies. For a while Ylfete Fanaj has also been president of the organization Second@s at Switzerland, where she actively engaged in improving the social life of Albanians in Switzerland.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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