Francia Márquez made history as an AfroColombian woman advancing to the final round of Colombia's 2022 elections as a vice presidential candidate.
Running with Gustavo Petro, their Historic Pact for Colombia ticket received the plurality of votes at over 40%, and advances to the runoff election on June 19, 2022.
CLAS has a special sneak preview of our Berkeley Review about Márquez available now: "Francia Márquez: The Land Defender Redefining Colombian Politics," by Ángela Castillo-Ardila and Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda. Márquez also participated in a webcast for CLAS late last fall, available on YouTube: "¡No son 30 pesos, son 30 años! Social Movements in Latin America."