Foreign-born vice-councilmember for the Social Democrats in Hafnarfjördur Amal Tamimi took a seat on the town council on Tuesday. This is the first time that an immigrant has become a councilmember in Hafnarfjördur.
Tamimi said she had been nervous but that everyone had been happy to have her join the council, Fréttabladid reports.
At the meeting, Tamimi proposed that a specialist would be hired for being in charge of immigrant issues in Hafnarfjördur and to establish better connections with Althjódahús, the Intercultural Center in Reykjavík.
Her proposal is being considered.