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Claudia Sheinbaum: Mexico’s First Female President

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as Mexico's first female president, marking a historic moment for the country. Sheinbaum, who is also the former mayor of Mexico City, won the election with a significant majority, securing 56% of the vote². Her victory is seen as a significant step forward in a country where gender-based violence and discrimination have been pervasive issues.

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Sheinbaum's political career includes serving as the Secretary of the Environment of Mexico City and as the Head of Government of Mexico City from 2018 to 2023⁵. She is known for her contributions to sustainable development and has a scientific background with a Ph.D. in energy engineering. Her election is not only a milestone for Mexico but also for North America, as she becomes the first female leader in the region⁴.

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Her campaign emphasized crime reduction and enforcement of zoning laws, and she has been a part of the legal framework fostering gender parity in Mexico, which includes mandatory gender quotas⁴. This election also sees Mexico expected to have one of the largest contingents of congresswomen globally and nearly half of its 32 states governed by women⁴.

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Sheinbaum's presidency is anticipated to bring changes and continue the progress towards gender equality in Mexico. Her leadership is a beacon of hope for many, especially in a country with significant challenges related to gender disparities⁴.


(1) Claudia Sheinbaum to be Mexico's first woman president, exit ... - BBC.

(2) Claudia Sheinbaum - Wikipedia.

(3) The Meaning of Mexico's First Female President | TIME.

(4) Mexico election: Claudia Sheinbaum set to become country's first woman president.

(5) Claudia Sheinbaum makes history as Mexico's first woman president.

(6) Article photos.



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