Mex­i­can pres­i­den­tial elec­tion: Clau­dia Shein­baum becomes country’s first female leader

Mexican presidential election: Claudia Sheinbaum becomes country’s first female leader

Clau­dia Shein­baum has won Mexico’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, becom­ing the country’s first female pres­i­dent and set­ting Mex­i­co up for six more years of left-lean­ing More­na Par­ty lead­er­ship.
Shein­baum earned between 58.3% and 60.7% of the vote, accord­ing to the Asso­ci­at­ed Press, which offi­cial­ly declared Shein­baum the win­ner short­ly after 4 a.m. EST. Xochitl Galvez, an oppo­si­tion sen­a­tor, fin­ished in sec­ond place, with between 26.6% and 28.6% of the vote. The pres­i­dent-elect is the for­mer may­or of Mex­i­co City, the country’s cap­i­tal and largest city.

Rul­ing par­ty pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Clau­dia Shein­baum arrives to vote in gen­er­al elec­tions in Mex­i­co City, Sun­day, June 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

“I will become the first woman pres­i­dent of Mex­i­co,” Shein­baum said after offi­cial­ly being declared the win­ner of the elec­tion. “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.”
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