Arba Kokalari has become the first Albanian to receive a mandate within the European parliament.

The new politician is part of the Moderate Party, which won 17.6 per cent of the votes, thus receiving 4 MEPs, including Kokalari.

During the campaign, Kokalari promised to be a strong voice for Albania's integration into the European Union. With this motto, she sought the vote of Albanians living in Sweden.

Born in Tirana on the 27th of November, 1986, she has held the post of international party secretary for the party with which she is prescribed, and where she has been very active.

She has studied in the area of International Law and European politics at the University of Stockholm.

The Albanian-Swedish politician from Gjirokastra emigrated to Sweden in 1992, when her father was appointed as ambassador of Albania to the North and Baltic countries.

She is also the grandniece of Musine Kokalari.

The most recent elections for the European Parliament saw many Albanian candidates, running from countries such as Greece, Italy and Belgium, as well as Sweden.