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June 3, 2024 11:19 PM

Claudia Sheinbaum elected as Mexico’s first woman President

Climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, has been elected as the first woman to be elected as President of Mexico. She will also be the first Jewish leader of Jewish heritage to hold the office, Politico reported. Sheinbaum (61) received nearly 58 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary results from the Mexican electoral office. Sheinbaum's opposition candidate Xochitl Galvez, backed by a coalition of the National Action (PAN), Institutional Revolutionary (P...

June 3, 2024 1:32 PM

Claudia Sheinbaum wins landslide to become Mexico’s first woman president

Claudia Sheinbaum won a landslide victory to become Mexico's first female president, inheriting the project of her mentor and outgoing leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador whose popularity among the poor helped drive her triumph. Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, won the presidency with between 58.3% and 60.7% of the vote, according to a rapid sample count by Mexico's electoral authority. That is set to be the highest vote percentage in Mexico's democratic history. ...

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