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Mexico Votes: Claudia Sheinbaum to be the country’s first female president

Mexico City, Mexico — Claudia Sheinbaum will be the first female president of Mexico after a landslide win. Sheinbaum won the general election with more than 58 percent of the votes Sunday.

While figures released by the National Electoral Institute (INE) are still preliminary, they have reported Sheinbaum with just over 27 million votes or around 58.7 percent of the votes cast around the country Sunday.

Claudia Sheinbaum will become Mexico’s first female president.
Photos: June 2, 2024.

Those same preliminary results show her competitor Xóchitl Gálvez with more than 13 million votes (28.2 percent) cast Sunday and Jorge Álvarez Máynez with 4.8 million votes or 10.5 percent.

On Sunday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador congratulated the people of Mexico on the development and results of the June 2 election in which Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo won the presidential election.

AMLO is seen here Sunday casting his vote in Mexico City. Photo: AMLO June 2, 2024.

“Today is a day of glory because the people of Mexico decided freely and democratically that Claudia Sheinbaum becomes the first female president in 200 years of independent life of our Republic,” he said. “As of October 1, she will become the first female president of Mexico,” he reported in a statement.

Sheinbaum is photographed with a red inked thumb Sunday indicating she had voted. Photo: June 2, 2024.

“Congratulations to all of us who have the joy of living in these stellar times of pride and transformation,” AMLO said in a media statement Sunday.

“With all my affection, respect, I congratulate Claudia Sheinbaum, who was the winner with a wide margin. She is going to be the first president of Mexico in 200 years, since 1824, since the first federal Republic, since Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of Mexico, ruled, but she is also the president with possibly the most votes obtained in the entire history of our country,” he said.

Sheinbaum addressed hundreds of thousands who gathered in the Mexico City historic square Sunday night. Photo: June 2, 2024.

On Sunday, June 2 nearly 100 million Mexican nationals voted for new municipal and state officials as well as a new president. The six-year term of current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will finish toward the end of this year.