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Mexico is on Course to Elect its First Woman President

In a historic move, Mexico's two main political parties have chosen women as their presidential candidates for the upcoming election, breaking new ground in a country known for its patriarchal norms. The Broad Front for Mexico has selected Xóchitl Gálvez, a computer engineer and senator known for her bold political stances. On the other hand, the governing Morena party has nominated Claudia Sheinbaum, an environmental engineer and former mayor of Mexico City. Both women have unique backgrounds and have made significant contributions to Mexican politics. The election, scheduled for June next year, is set to be a milestone for gender equality in the country, which already ranks fifth in the world for gender parity in politics. Current polls indicate Sheinbaum is leading with 44% support, while Gálvez trails at 27%.

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