Joacine Katar Moreira
|Member of the Assembly of the Republic|
25 October 2019 – 29 March 2022
Joacine Elysees Katar Tavares Moreira
27 July 1982
|Political party||Independent (since 2020)|
|LIVRE (until 2020)|
Joacine Elysees Katar Tavares Moreira (born 27 July 1982) is a Bissau-Guinean-born Portuguese academic, activist and politician.
Early life and education
Katar Moreira earned a university degree in Modern and Contemporary History. She later obtained a master's degree in development studies and a PhD in African Studies. Founder of the Institute of Black Women in Portugal (INMUNE), she was the first black woman to head a party list in a Portuguese legislative election, namely Livre's electoral list for the 2019 election in Lisbon.
In 2019, Katar Moreira was elected member of the Assembly of the Republic, and her party thus earned its first seat at the Portuguese parliament since its creation in 2014. At the same time, she was one of three black members of parliament. Since joining the parliament, she has presented various policy proposals on tackling racism and colonial legacies in Portugal. Among other initiatives, she proposed in 2020 that items in Portuguese museums obtained from former colonies should be returned to their countries of origin. Because of this André Ventura leader of Chega provoked an outcry in Parliament by saying that Katar Moreira, be to "sent back to her country of origin. It would be a lot better for everyone".
Livre removed its political confidence from Katar Moreira after a party caucus in January 2020, citing communication and coordination issues with its deputy and accusing Katar Moreira of separating herself from the party "immediately after the election". This made Joacine the only deputy without a party (Deputada não inscrita) until Cristina Rodrigues decided to leave People-Animals-Nature in late June 2020.
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