BOGOTA, Colombia —

Colombia’s capital city elected its first female mayor Sunday in what is being hailed as an important advancement for both women and LGBTQ rights.

Claudia López won the race for mayor of Bogota on a platform promising to combat corruption and advance equal rights for minority communities.

The Alianza Verde (Green Alliance) candidate captured over 1.1 million votes, or about 35 percent of the vote, defeating runner-up Carlos Galán by 2.7 percentage points.

Bron: HuffPost Morning Email; 29Oct19.