Mexico elects Sheinbaum first Woman President

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Mexico’s projected presidential winner, Claudia Sheinbaum, will become the first woman president in the country’s 200-year history.

The climate scientist and former Mexico City mayor said Sunday night that her two competitors had called her and conceded her victory.

“I will become the first woman president of Mexico,” Sheinbaum said with a smile, speaking at a downtown hotel shortly after electoral authorities announced a statistical sample showed she held an irreversible lead. “I don’t make it alone. We’ve all made it, with our heroines who gave us our homeland, with our mothers, our daughters and our granddaughters.”

“We have demonstrated that Mexico is a democratic country with peaceful elections,” she said.

Sheinbaum, described by Agence France-Presse as a “dedicated leftist known for keeping a cool head in times of crisis,” is the granddaughter of Bulgarian and Lithuanian Jewish migrants, AFP points out.

But AFP quotes Pamela Starr, a professor at the University of Southern California, as saying that, unlike L√≥pez Obrador, Sheinbaum is “not a populist.”

“She is much more of a mainstream leftist politician” and likely to be “less ideological” than the outgoing president, Starr said.


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