Colombia has made history after electing a black woman as its Vice President.
10 per cent of the population identify as Afro-descendants in the country.
Environmental activist and feminist Francia Marquez will serve alongside Ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro who won the country’s presidential election on Sunday.
“The great challenge that all of us Colombians have is reconciliation,” said the 40-year-old, who was the target of threats during a fractious campaign.
“The time has come to build peace, a peace that implies social justice.”
In central Bogota, thousands of Petro supporters, mostly young people, rejoiced.
“I’m celebrating because finally we’re going to have change, this shows there is hope,” academic Lusimar Asprilla, 25, told newsmen.
In the election, Petro was made history too after being elected as the first-ever left-wing president of Colombia.