Alma Zadić

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‘While entering a coalition with a fundamentally different party is a challenge, it is at the same time an opportunity.’ Alma Zadić is sworn in by Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen on 7 January. Photograph: Leonhard Föger/Reuters

Shaking the hand of the Austrian president, Alexander Van der Bellen, during my inauguration as Austria’s justice minister in January was a profoundly moving moment for me and for my family. But it was moving also for a great many people who came to Austria as migrants or refugees. To see a former child refugee from the Bosnian war sworn in as a government minister in the country to which her family fled in 1995 was for many hugely symbolic – a signal that they, too, had now been fully accepted as part of Austrian society, with the right to participate in the country’s politics and even to shape it.…  Seguir leyendo »