Mexico Makes History Electing Its First Female President

June 3, 2024

I do not arrive alone. We all arrived, with our heroines who gave us our homeland, with our mothers, our daughters and our granddaughters.

Climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum (61), on her election as the new president of Mexico.

Why It Matters: Claudia Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City andNobel Prize-winning climate scientist,” will become Mexico’s first female president and first president of Jewish descent (Reuters). Her six-year term begins on October 1. Many expect her to continue the outgoing president’s social welfare policies. Sheinbaum will inherit public security and migration issues, the largest budget deficit in decades, as well as a complex relationship with the U.S. 

FYI: Mexico became the U.S.’ top trading partner in 2023.

Read More: Mexico elects its first female president (NPR)

Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum as its first female president (The Associated Press)

Photo Credit: Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo via Instagram

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas