History will be made in Mexico, for the first time a woman president will be elected


Mexico Presidential Election 2024: This time for the first time a woman is going to become the president of Mexico. Women candidates participating in the presidential race have had to face many allegations.

Mexico presidential election

Voters in Mexico are ready to elect the country's first female president. Votes are being cast for the elections in the country on Sunday. This time two out of the three presidential candidates are women. If a woman takes over the presidential chair this time, it will be a big achievement for her, because she will become the first female president of Mexico.

The female candidates contesting the presidential race have also faced several allegations. Their candidacy has sparked a flurry of false and misogynistic claims online. Both women have faced derogatory attacks about their candidacy, credibility, and ability to lead the country.

The election was marred by bloody violence

Mexico's presidential election has been full of violence and murders. A candidate was killed at a political rally on Friday, taking the number of murders of candidates before voting to 37. According to the State Prosecutor's Office, Jorge Huerta Cabrera, a candidate contesting from Izucar de Matamoros, has been shot in an attack. After Cabrera's death, this election has become the election with the highest number of murders in the country. 36 candidates were killed in the 2021 election.

Who are the two women candidates?

Claudia Sheinbaum

61-year-old Sheinbaum is a member of the Morena party and is a climate scientist and policy maker, she has also been awarded the Nobel Prize by the United Nations in 2007 for her work on climate change. Sheinbaum is considered to be the most favorite candidate for the presidency, she has previously served as the Environment Minister of Mexico City in 2000 and the city's mayor from 2018 to 2023. She comes from a Jewish origin, if Sheinbaum wins, she will become the first Mexican woman president of Jewish heritage.

Xochitl Gálvez Ruiz

Galvez, 61, is an outspoken former senator and businessman. Xochitl is backed by a coalition of parties that dominated Mexican politics in the 2000s. Xochitl, who comes from a poor family, served as mayor of the Mexico City district of Miguel Hidalgo between 2015 and 2018. Since entering the House in 2018, she has emphasized strengthening local law enforcement agencies.