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(CNN) As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January, nearly half of the transition team laying the groundwork for his administration is made up of people of color, and women are in the majority.

Forty-six percent of the transition staff are people of color, according to new diversity data of the transition team provided to CNN, and 41% of the senior staff are people of color.

The majority of transition staff — 52% — are women, and 53% of the senior staff are women.

In his first staffing announcement, Biden chose a White man and longtime adviser — Ron Klain — as his chief of staff for the White House.

The transition team’s diversity also extends to its advisory board — where 43% are people of color and 52% are women.

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