First female elected as mayor of Colombia capital

2019-10-28 16:29
The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota. (Raul Arboleda, AFP)

The leader of Colombia's Green Alliance party and current candidate for the mayoralty of Bogota, Claudia Lopez, celebrates after winning the regional elections in Bogota. (Raul Arboleda, AFP)

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Claudia Lopez, a symbol of the fight against corruption in Colombia, became the first woman to be elected mayor of the capital Bogota.

The 49-year-old center-left candidate, who is openly gay, won the local election with 35.2% of the vote ahead of liberal Carlos Fernando Galan (32.5%) with almost all votes counted.

"Not only did we win but we're changing history," Lopez said on Twitter.

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