The outcome reveals the defeat of the right-wing Democratic Center party led by former president Alvaro Uribe.
The Colombian National Registry announced the results of the local and regional elections held Sunday. The outcome reveals the defeat of the right-wing Democratic Center party led by former president Alvaro Uribe. The party lost in the main cities of Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, Medellin, and Cucuta.
Center-left Claudia Lopez stood out in these elections after she won the capital Bogota with 35.2 percent of the votes. Lopez becomes the first woman and the first openly gay candidate to be elected mayor of the country’s capital.
While in the northwestern city of Turbaco, ex-FARC combattant Guillermo Torres, known as Julian Conrado, won the mayoral race with 50.2 of the votes.
Center-left Jorge Ivan Ospina in the city of Cali with 37.9 percent, right-wing Jairo Tomas Yañes won in Cucuta with 34.2 percent, and independent candidate Daniel Quintero with 38.2 percent in Medellin, which Uribe’s party historically stronghold.