Dimitra Arapoglou

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Dimitra Arapoglou
Δήμητρα Αράπογλου
Piraeus Prefecture (Piraeus B)
In office
September 16, 2007[1] – September 7, 2009
Personal details
Born (1958-04-21) April 21, 1958 (age 61)
Political partyPopular Orthodox Rally (LAOS)

Dimitra Arapoglou (Greek: Δήμητρα Αράπογλου) is a Greek politician.[2] Elected for the 2007–2009 term,[1] she was only the second deaf person in the world to be elected to a parliament.[3] She has spoken openly about the discrimination she has faced as a deaf woman in the Greek Parliament.[2]

Arapoglou is an active member of the Greek deaf community.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Dimitra Arapoglou". Hellenic Parliament.
  2. ^ a b "Women in Greece call for a stronger voice in the newly elected parliament". GR Reporter. 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1112/S00113/deaf-aotearoa-congratulates-nzs-first-deaf-mp.htm
  4. ^ http://anatropistanotia.blogspot.it/2012/04/blog-post_28.html