Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president

June 06, 2024

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s projected presidential winner Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first female president in the country’s 200-year history. Sheinbaum, the favored successor of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, vowed to continue on the direction set by the populist leftist leader. The climate scientist and former Mexico City mayor said that her two competitors had called her and conceded her victory. Julio García, a Mexico City office worker, said he voted for the opposition because of crime. Voters stand in line as they wait their turn to cast their ballots, during general elections in Mexico City, Sunday, June 2, 2024.

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