Kira Marie Peter-Hansen

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Kira Marie Peter-Hansen

Member of the European Parliament
for Denmark
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1998-02-23) 23 February 1998 (age 21)
NationalityDanish
Political partySocialist People's Party (Denmark)

Kira Marie Peter-Hansen (born 23 February 1998) is a Danish politician who was elected as first deputy for Socialist People's Party (part of Greens/EFA) to the European Parliament in 2019.

Biography[edit]

Karsten Hønge had been elected for the party but announced after the election that he will not assume his seat in the European Parliament because he also seeks reelection to the Folketing at the 2019 Danish general election; so Peter-Hansen will take over his seat immediately.[3] Peter-Hansen is the youngest person ever elected to the European Parliament.[4] She has since been serving on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Hønge forstår godt hvis folk er utilfredse" (in Danish). TV 2. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/29/21-year-old-danish-student-kira-peter-hansen-becomes-youngest-mep-in-history