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Mexico Elects Its First Female President: Claudia Sheinbaum Makes History!

In a momentous event, Claudia Sheinbaum has shattered a 200-year-old glass ceiling, becoming the first female President of Mexico. Garnering an impressive 58% to 60% of the votes, she is set to assume office on 1 October, marking a new era in Mexican politics.

In a ground-breaking election this year, the former mayor of Mexico City was elected President. Her top rival was also a woman, Xóchitl Gálvez, who conceded Claudia’s victory on Sunday night through a phone call.

“I will become the first woman president of Mexico. 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,” Claudia said with a smile in her first speech since the electoral body declared her irreversible win.

Claudia Sheinbaum, a distinguished scientist, has dedicated a significant portion of her life to researching Mexican energy consumption patterns at a renowned lab in California. Her profound understanding of climate change and its implications has been instrumental in her rise to prominence, earning her a seat in Andrés Manuel López’s cabinet during his tenure as the mayor of the Capital.

With the mentorship of Andrés, Claudia Sheinbaum became the female mayor of Mexico City in 2018, which paved the way for her presidential campaign in 2024. The female population in Mexico is pleased with the election results. One voter told Reuters, “Before, we couldn't even vote, and when you could, it was to vote for the person your husband told you to vote for. Thank God that has changed, and I get to live it,"

Claudia was ahead of her top 2 rivals by 27 to 30 points. She promised, “I've said it from the start: this is not just about me. It's about all of us getting here. I won't fail you.”

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