Doly wins Canadian provincial election | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:05 AM, June 09, 2018

Doly wins Canadian provincial election

Bangladesh-born Doly Begum has been elected a member of the provincial parliament in Canada's Scarborough Southwest.

Doly, a candidate from National Democratic Party (NDP), bagged 19,751 votes to become the first ever Bangalee to win in the elections, defeating a veteran Liberal MPP in Scarborough Southwest in the election held on Thursday.

She was the chief coordinator of the province-wide Keep Hydro Public campaign. She served as co-chair of the Scarborough Health Coalition and vice-chair of the Warden Woods Community Centre, reports The Toronto Star.

Scarborough Southwest has a population of 110,280.

Doly went to Canada at the age of 11 with her parents from Moulvibazar and has lived in Scarborough most of her life. 

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