Germans Elect First Black Lawmakers

Two of African origins elected


Germany's first two lawmakers of African origin cheered their victory as trailblazers Monday after winning in weekend elections.

Senegalese-born Karamba Diaby, 51, will represent Halle, an eastern city of 230,000 people, for the Social Democrats in the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

And a German actor of Senegalese extraction, Charles M. Huber, captured a seat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats.