Clara Cam­poamor 1888-1972

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Clara Cam­poamor was one of three women elected to the Con­stituent Assem­bly af­ter women were given the right to stand in the elec­tions for the first time in 1931. A strong ad­vo­cate for women’s rights, Cam­poamor be­came the first woman to give a speech to the Con­stituent Assem­bly as she fought for uni­ver­sal suf­frage to be in­cluded in the draft for the Span­ish Con­sti­tu­tion of 1931. Her ef­forts were suc­cess­ful as women were granted the right to vote in De­cem­ber 1931, al­though Cam­poamor lost her par­lia­men­tary seat two years later. With the out­break of the Span­ish Civil War, Cam­poamor fled into ex­ile and re­fused to give up the names of her Repub­li­can al­lies to Franco.

Cam­poamor even­tu­ally died while in ex­ile in Switzer­land

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