Mexico: Historic Presidential Race Poised for First Female Leader

Mexicans vote for their next president, choosing between two female candidates: Claudia Sheinbaum, who promises to extend current populist policies, and Xochitl Galvez, who vows to intensify the fight against drug cartels. This election may make history by electing Mexico's first woman president against a backdrop of cartel violence and economic concerns.

PTI | Mexicocity | Updated: 02-06-2024 09:48 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 09:48 IST
Mexico: Historic Presidential Race Poised for First Female Leader
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On Sunday, Mexicans head to the polls to elect a new president, marking the possibility of appointing the nation's first female leader. Voters face a choice between Claudia Sheinbaum, advocating continuity of populist policies, and Xochitl Galvez, who pledges to combat drug cartels more aggressively.

The election, a referendum on incumbent President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's administration, includes nearly 100 million registered voters and extends to gubernatorial, congressional, and local races. Lopez Obrador's Morena party aims for a decisive congressional majority crucial for constitutional amendments.

Key issues influencing voter decisions are persistent cartel violence and Mexico's economic performance. With polls opening at 8 am and closing at 6 pm, preliminary results are anticipated by 9 pm, potentially ushering in a historic leadership change.

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