First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

Jean Greguar Jagbo is first ever in Russia black man who was elected to become a representative and a legislator. He was into local politics in Tver region and recently campaigned and became elected.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

 

Jean won 68.9% of the people participating in elections.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

Local Russian press was constantly comparing him with Barack Obama while his campaign lasted. He himself was rejecting this analogy.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

Jean has already a few victories brought to his home region. He managed to build a road and find sponsors to build new central heating power plant.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

Jean was born in Benin. His family was managing citrus plantations. He studied in USSR in 1980s. There he met his future wife. She was already married to a Russian, but divorced and married Jean later. They moved to her home Tver region where he almost thirty years later became an elected representative.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

However before that he returned to his Benin country and got imprisoned there. He served a few years in prison and returned back to his Russian wife who already had a kid. When he tried to find her house – everyone seemed to be aware where she lives: “That girl with a black kid? Of course we know”.

First in Russia Black Legislator Wins 69% of the Votes

Later he started business in Russia, selling shoes and other things. Also now he has some realty estate business in Moscow.

Pretty interesting life he got.

 

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