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Mexican presidential race could have the first woman as winner

The election campaigns in Mexico began this Friday (1st), this being the biggest campaign of all time in the country, and for the first time, you will be able to see a woman taking on the role of president. Voting takes place on June 2, and the winners will have a six-year term, without the right to re-election.

In first place in the survey, with around 59% of voting intentions, is Claudia Sheinbaum, who was mayor of Mexico City. The candidate is an ally of the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. With 36% of intentions, it is senator Xóchitl Gálvez, who appears in second place. And isthird place is Jorge Ãlvarez Máynez, from the Citizen Movement party.Â

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Candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum (Reproduction/Instagram/@canalmynews)


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Focus of the proposals

One of the candidates' biggest focuses is the security crisis. The problem has worsened in recent years, especially in areas of Mexico where there is a high incidence of cartels. In the first two months of this year alone, some candidates for elected office were murdered even before the official start of the election season.

The runner-up, Xóchitl Gálvez, began her campaign this Friday, at an event in the state of Zacatecas, which has problems with violence. The former senator and technology entrepreneur said that under her leadership “Hugs for criminals are over; they will face the law.” Gálvez stated that the vote is a choice between “Continuing on the same path, which would mean giving in to crime, or fighting to defend families, to defend young people, to defend those who work”.

The possible winner

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo is a Mexican scientist and politician, and also head of government in Mexico City. Elected on July 1, 2018 as part of the Together We Will Make History coalition, she is the second woman and the first Jew to be elected to this position in Mexico City.Â

Sheinbaum has a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering and has written more than 100 articles and two books on energy, the environment and sustainable development. She served as Mexico City's Secretary of the Environment from 2000 to 2006 during Andrés Manuel López Obrador's term as mayor, and was Mayor of Tlalpan from 2015 to 2017. She contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Change Climate Action, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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Sheinbaum launched her campaign in the main square of Mexico City, the capital she governed until resigning to run for president. Among her proposals, she promises to continue the policies of the previous government, and said she would present another hundred proposals to boost the stage of López Obrador's “transformation”. Still on her platform, she is doubling the size of the National Guard that López Obrador created to reach 300,000 agents and placing it under civilian leadership. In addition to proposing closer collaboration with the United States to confront a “common enemy” in the cartels.

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Featured photo: Claudia Sheinbaum in a meeting with members of her party, in the city of Chihuahua (Reproduction/Poder 360)


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