Aminata Touré is a German politician. She is a member of Alliance ’90/The Greens, the German green party. She was elected on 29 June 2017, at the age of 25, to the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein and has been serving as vice-president of the Landtag since 28 August 2019.
Aminata Touré decided to run for office at the age of 23 after noticing that she had nothing in common with the politicians who were making decisions that would directly impact her. As the youngest female member of Parliament in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, she is committed to ensuring women, young people, and minorities have a seat at the table.
Touré’s parents fled to Germany following the 1991 Malian coup d’etat. She studied political science and French at the University of Kiel, earning her Bachelor’s degree in 2016. She studied abroad for a semester in 2013-2014 at the Complutense University of Madrid. From 2014 to 2017, she worked for the member of parliament Luise Amtsberg.
She is the first Afro-German, as well as the youngest, Vice President of a Landtag.
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