Mexico elects first female president. Claudia Sheinbaum comes to power with landslide victory registered in polls

Claudia Sheinbaum elected as Mexico’s first female president. Photo Courtesy:  Claudia Sheinbaum X page

Mexico created history when Claudia Sheinbaum was elected as the first woman president of the country following a landslide victory in the polls.

Mexico’s official electoral authority said preliminary results showed the 61-year-old former mayor of Mexico City winning between 58 percent and 60 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election, reported BBC.

She defeated her key opponent Xóchitl Gálvez by a massive margin.

Sheinbaum will replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on October 1.

In her victory speech, Sheinbaum, who is a former energy scientist, promised her voters that she won’t fail them.

Sheinbaum served as Head of Government of Mexico City, a position equivalent to that of a state governor in the USA, from 2018 to 2023.