Christian woman elected mayor of Iraqi town for first time ever

Posted August 2, 2017 11:52 pm by Staff Reporter

A Catholic woman has been elected as the new mayor of Alqosh, a small town on the Nineveh Plain in Iraq. Lara Yussif Zara was the unanimous choice of the municipal council last Thursday, defeating another candidate. The first woman to be mayor of Alqosh, she replaces another Chaldean Christian, Abdul Micha, who was dismissed after charges of corruption. She becomes the first ever Christian woman…

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