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Claudia Sheinbaum elected as Mexico’s first Woman President

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Claudia Sheinbaum, the climate scientist and Mexico City’s former mayor, is all set to be Mexico’s first lady president. In this historical win, Sheinbaum defeated Xóchitl Gálvez of the opposition coalition in the country’s largest election in history. Claudia Sheinbaum, in the new era of Mexico, will be succeeding the leftist Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and their Morena party.

As the new president, Sheinbaum will face the heat with many crises such as security, organized crime, energy and immigration, and would also set the tone for the pivotal US-Mexico bilateral relationship. 

“I will become the first woman president of Mexico,” Ms. Sheinbaum said with a smile, speaking at a downtown hotel shortly after electoral authorities announced a statistical sample showed she held an irreversible lead. “I don’t make it alone. We’ve all made it, with our heroines who gave us our homeland, with our mothers, our daughters, and our granddaughters. We have demonstrated that Mexico is a democratic country with peaceful elections.”

Mariana Linares Cruz, co-founder of Aúna, a platform that promotes new political representations with women’s leadership said that women’s agendas are inherently different from men’s “simply because they carry and are influenced by their bodies,” she emphasized that civil society’s role should be not only to accompany them but also to ensure they develop an agenda for women.

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