29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez emerge youngest woman ever elected to congress

29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez emerge youngest woman ever elected to congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made history as she is now the youngest female to be elected to the US Congress defeating Republican, Anthony Pappas with 74.3% of votes in the polls that was held in New York.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, has emerged the youngest woman in history to be elected to congress. Ocasio-Cortez won the congressional polls held in New York with 74.3% of votes, NBC reports.

Although Ocasio-Cortez has been said to be highly favored to win, she did not relent in her campaign efforts until the final moments.

Ghana, in comparison, had its youngest lawmaker, Francisca Oteng-Mensah, when she was 23.

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Concerning the development, she said: "I am so thankful for every single person who contributed, amplified, and worked to establish this movement. N

Ocasio-Cortez defeated her opponent, Republican Anthony Pappas, who was characterized as "very unusual."

In another midterm elections news, two Muslim women with stories of underprivileged upbringing have risen to be congresswomen in the US House of Congress.

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Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were part of a historic wave of women looking to clinch higher.

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