Claudia Sheinbaum to be Mexico’s first female president

Claudia Sheinbaum to be Mexico’s first female president

MEXICO - According to the projection of the official results of the quick count of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Sheinbaum achieved between 58.3% and 60.7%, well ahead of her great rival, Xóchitl Gálvez, who obtained between 26.6% and 28.6% of the votes.

“I do not arrive alone, we all arrived. With the heroines who gave us a homeland, our ancestors, our mothers, our daughters and our granddaughters,” Sheinbaum said as she celebrated her triumph as the first female president in 200 years of history.

Sheinbaum, of the ruling leftist Morena party, said that Gálvez, leader of an opposition coalition, called to congratulate her on her victory.

According to the numbers with a 61% turnout, Sheinbaum achieved a historic triumph not only for the fact of being the first female president but also for the broad support, greater than that achieved six years ago by the current president and political ally Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who won with 53% in 2018.

Sheinbaum also celebrated that her party can achieve the qualified majority it was seeking in both chambers of Congress, which will allow her to have a “super-government” that the popular López Obrador could not count on during his six-year term.

Sheinbaum, 61 years old and former mayor of Mexico City, promises to continue the legacy of the current president although with “her own stamp” to mitigate violence linked to organized crime, stimulate the economy, promote renewable energies and tackle corruption.