A Zambian-born academic has become Poland's second black member of parliament, a new milestone in his adopted country which has a tiny minority community, election results showed Wednesday. Killion Munyama won a seat in Sunday's polls, held just two days after he turned 50. Munyama stood in a rural constituency near the northwestern city of Pila for the governing centrist Civic Platform, which has become the first incumbent party to won a second term since the 1989 demise of Poland's communist regime. Born in 1961 in Makala, outside the Zambian capital Lusaka, Munyama came to communist-era Poland in 1982 to take an economics degree. As Poland shifted rapidly to the free market, he stayed on to do a PhD on the role of the International Monetary Fund in Zambia's economic reforms, graduating in 1994. He has since been a lecturer in international finance and also runs a consultancy preparing bids for funding from the European Union, which Poland joined in 2004. Munyama entered politics in 2002 as a local councillor in the town of Grodzisk Wielkopolski, in charge of its international relations and EU funding bids. The first black member of parliament in Poland was Nigerian-born John Godson, 40, from the central city of Lodz.