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19 Jan 2024

Spain Elects Its First Parliamentarian with Down's Syndrome

Mar Galcerán, aged 45, has [become the first parliamentarian](https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/67984418) with Down's syndrome in Spain, elected to Valencia's regional assembly. Down's syndrome affects a person's ability to learn and their physical health. Active in politics since 18 with the People's Party, her election represents significant progress in inclusion and diversity. Galcerán emphasizes her identity beyond her disability, contributing to societal change.