Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo (born on April 23, 1965 in Naga City, Camarines Sur), popularly known as Leni, is an economist, lawyer, and politician serving as the 14th vice president of the Philippines until June 30, 2022. She is the wife of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Prior to her political career, she was a researcher, professor, and practising lawyer. She worked as the coordinator of the Naga City-based alternative legal support group Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligan (Saligan) and founded Lakas ng Kababaihan ng Naga Federation, an organization that provides training and livelihood opportunities for women. In 2013, she was elected as representative of Camarines Sur's third district, and served for one term.
In the 2016 vice presidential elections, she was the only female candidate against four males who were all senators. She defeated her closest rival, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., by a narrow margin. Marcos filed an electoral protest, which the Supreme Court dismissed in a unanimous vote in 2021.
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