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Mon Jun 3, 2024, 05:03 PM Jun 3

Claudia Sheinbaum makes history as Mexico's first female president-elect

Claudia Sheinbaum, a Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist, will become Mexico’s first female president after winning a landslide election victory and promising to continue the work of her mentor and outgoing leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Sheinbaum, 61, secured over 59% of votes, according to the INE electoral institute’s rapid sample count - besting right-wing opponent Xóchitl Gálvez by over 31% and winnig the most support by a candidate in a Mexican presidential election since the end of one-party rule in 2000.

Accepting her victory, Sheinbaum thanked López Obrador, calling him “an exceptional, unique man who has transformed Mexico for the better.”

“We made history!” Sheinbaum told a crowd early Monday morning in the Zócalo square in the heart of Mexico City.

Her victory is a major step for Mexico, a country of 129 million known for its macho culture and home to the world’s second biggest Roman Catholic population - which for years pushed more traditional values and roles for women.

At: https://buenosairesherald.com/world/claudia-sheinbaum-claims-sweeping-mandate-to-become-mexicos-first-female-president

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Claudia Sheinbaum makes history as Mexico's first female president-elect (Original Post) peppertree Jun 3 OP
Congrats!! We by all rights should have had HRC! PortTack Jun 3 #1
That would've been great - President Hillary Clinton welcoming President Sheinbaum peppertree Jun 3 #2

peppertree

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2. That would've been great - President Hillary Clinton welcoming President Sheinbaum
Mon Jun 3, 2024, 06:39 PM
Jun 3

I'm just grateful it's not Cheeto.

"President Shinbaum, is it? Not a typical Mexican name, am I right? Or Californian these days, for that matter."

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