A Black Mayor in the Eastern Bloc
Only in…Slovenia?! While neo-fascist movements continue to encroach over Western Europe, something interesting is happening in the Balkans…
A Ghana-born doctor is believed to have become the first black mayor of town in the former East bloc.
Peter Bossman, a candidate of the centre-left Social Democrats (SD), narrowly won a municipal election in the Slovenian coastal town of Piran.
He said people no longer saw the colour of his skin and his election showed the “high level of democracy in Slovenia”.