Polling stations closed for more than 60 million eligible German voters at 6 p.m. on Sunday. According to the first unofficial results, two candidates of Bosnian origin will enter the German Bundestag.
The Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung daily reported late Sunday that Adis Ahmetovic is one of the four Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidates from the Hannover region who won the seat in the parliament.
Ahmetovic, born in Germany to Bosnian parents, thanked the voters on social networks.
Geschafft – Es ist unglaublich! Ich danke Euch allen!
Posted by Adis Ahmetovic on Sunday, September 26, 2021
Speaking to N1 prior to the vote, the promising politician said he would like to see the Bundestag dealing more with Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the Balkans.
Another candidate who entered the parliament is Sarajevo-born Jasmina Hostert, also SPD's candidate, it was confirmed to N1.
Hostert was born as Jasmina Pasic in the Bosnian capital. She was wounded during the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina, and due to the complications was urgently transported to Germany.
She stayed in Germany where she continued her education and when she turned 18 was adopted by teacher Maria Hostert, who was her host when she arrived in the country.