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Prima deputata spagnola con sindrome di Down eletta

Mar Galcerán, a 44-year-old woman with Down syndrome, will become the first regional deputy in Valencia next week. Carlos Mazón, President of the Generalitat Valenciana and also a member of the Popular Party, announced this a few days ago.

“Challenging ourselves is necessary”

Mar Galcerán was a candidate for the Popular Party in the local elections last May 28th, but she was not elected. However, a series of resignations from those who were ahead of her on the list allowed her to fill the position.

“I will work to serve the citizens,” said Galcerán. “We must challenge ourselves, set goals, and objectives because in the end, no matter what it costs, with perseverance, we can always achieve them,” she continued.

Who is Mar Galcerán?

She studied education sciences at the Altaviana School of Hospitality and Tourism in Valencia. She is a home care assistant and a nursery school assistant.

She has worked in the public service for 26 years, thirteen of which were as an interim employee in the Department of the Presidency of the Generalitat Valenciana. Since 2010, she has held a junior position in the Department of Social Welfare, the Department of Equality and Inclusive Policies, and currently, at the Ministry of Health and Public Health.

She has been a member of the Popular Party for many years, starting her career in the Nuevas Generaciones. She has also served as the president of Asindown Comunitat Valenciana for four years, becoming the first president of the Valencian organization.

The Popular Party also commented on the news on social media, stating, “Anyone can achieve the goals they set with determination.”

The precedent in France

In 2020, Eleonore Laloux, a 34-year-old woman, won her significant battle in France, becoming the first candidate with Down syndrome in the history of the French Republic.

Eleonore Laloux and Mar Galcerán represent a symbol and a role model for everyone. “We must eradicate stereotypes,” says the Valencian deputy. “I would like us to be treated as individuals, and not only as people with a health condition.”

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