A Nigerian born Spanish lawyer has emerged the presidential candidate of an opposition party for the forthcoming election in Spain.
Helen Mukoro has set a new record as the first woman and an immigrant to emerge presidential flag bearer of a political party. She will be running on the platform of Union De Todos, a party she founded earlier this year.
She was born in Delta State and worked briefly in the Governor’s Office before she travelled to Spain in 1992. She gained prominence in Spanish politics, when she founded a political party and later became the first Nigerian-Spanish to contest for the Mayor of Denia in May this year. Although she lost the election, her popularity soared higher as several people endorsed her for the highest office in the land.
The 2015 Spanish general election would be held on or before Sunday, December 20, 2015, as provided by the Spanish constitution and the Organic Law of the General Election Regime of 1985. The ruling People’s Party (PP), led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, will seek re-election for a second term in office, while the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) will struggle to return to power after four years in opposition. The election will be marked by the rise of new parties Podemos (Spanish for “We can”) and Citizens.
Helen holds several academic qualifications. Aside graduating in Law at the Spanish National University Alicante, she also holds a Master degree in Criminology, Masters degree in Social Education, a post graduate certificate in Tax and Labor Management, a post graduate certificate in Forensic Psychology, and a post graduate certificate in Immigration and Domestic Violence. She worked as a legal consultant (Immigration Department) at the Red Cross Society, Spain and presently owns a legal firm. She served as the CEO and President at the African Europe Chamber of Commerce. CEO/President at National Agency of Forensic Experts, Mediators and Technical Professionals of Spain and Europe.
The $100million question is; ‘Does she have the political necessities to win the election?’