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Luc Andre Diouf Dioh
Spanish politician

Luc Andre Diouf Dioh

Luc Andre Diouf Dioh
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Intro Spanish politician
A.K.A. Luc André Diouf
Is Politician Activist Trade unionist
From Senegal Spain
Field Activism Politics
Gender male
Birth 18 January 1965, Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal
Age 57 years
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
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Luc André Diouf Dioh (born 18 January 1965) is a Spanish politician as well as a trade unionist and syndicalist. He is known in the Spanish media for being the first politician of African descent elected from the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, as well as for being homeless in the past and having to sleep on the beach of the Canary Islands for over a month.

Personal life

Diouf was born in Joal-Fadiouth, an island off the coast of Senegal. He is one of 10 siblings, with eight brothers and one sister, and grew up in an agricultural environment. Unlike most of Senegal, Diouf was raised Roman Catholic and most of his community was Christian.

Diouf attended the Cheikh Anta Diop University in the Senegalese capital of Dakar where he studied economics. After leaving the university, Diouf traveled to Lyon, then Utrecht, and then Cincinnati in search of work. In 1992 he emigrated to Gran Canaria because he had family members living there. He quickly ran out of money though and for 42 days Diouf was homeless and had to sleep on the beach. Eventually Diouf contracted pneumonia and had to be taken to a hospital in Las Palmas, where one of the nurses put him in contact with social workers. He would later get a job at a hotel in Jandía on the island of Fuerteventura and would also find work as a computer technician. Diof is a polyglot who speaks several languages: Wolof, Serer, French, and Spanish. He learned German while interacting with tourists at his hotel job.

In 1996 Diouf joined the Workers' Commissions, or CCOO, where he worked as an advisory technician, as coordinator in the union's immigrant information centers, and as the secretary of immigration for the union's division in the Canary Islands. In 2001 Diouf acquired Spanish citizenship.

Political career

Having participated in politics for a significant amount of time, in 2017 Diouf officially joined the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. In June 2017 he was appointed to the Federal Executive Commission of the party. He was on the party's second ballot list in the April 2019 Spanish general election, where he was elected to the 13th Congress of Deputies. Together with Ignacio Garriga, Diouf is only the second individual of sub-Saharan African descent elected to congress after Rita Bosaho.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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