BOGOTA, Colombia ꟷ In a highly competitive and uncertain second round for the presidential election in Colombia, thousands of women took to the streets. They marched to support the politician and activist Francia Márquez. The candidate stands as the left-wing, vice-presidential nomination beside Gustavo Petro.
Last Saturday, June 11, 2022, thousands of women gathered in several Colombian cities to carry out a march called “The National Scarf.” They stood in defense of women’s rights in Colombia and in support of Francia Márquez and Gustavo Petro. The two candidates face the electoral panorama on June 19.
The second presidential election round will be held in a few days and the country will choose between Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández. Hernández is running on the fight against corruption.
The latest polls indicate a technical tie between the two candidates and the decisive vote is said to be found among the undecided, abstentionists, and women.
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