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.