BREAKING: She’s the First Ever

( – BREAKING NEWS: Marking a turning point for our southern neighbor, Mexico’s electoral institute reported that progressive climate scientist Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as the country’s first-ever female president.

Sheinbaum, a protégé of the outgoing president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, is set to take office on October 1, following her mentor’s six-year tenure.

In her speech acknowledging the preliminary results, Sheinbaum committed to maintaining a government of “republican austerity, financial and fiscal discipline and autonomy.”

She assured that Mexico “will never have an authoritarian or oppressive government” and emphasized the separation of economic and political power to safeguard the nation’s interests.

The elected president outlined her vision for Mexico’s relationship with the U.S., stating, “With the United States, there will be a relationship of friendship, mutual respect and equality, as has been the case until now. And we will always defend Mexicans who find themselves on the other side of the frontier.”

Moreover, AMLO praised Sheinbaum’s victory as a historic moment for the country: “The name of Mexico was brought once more to heights. It is a pride to be Mexican.”

Known as the “ice lady” by her opponents, Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City, has pledged to continue with AMLO’s policies. She received strong support from his ruling Morena party and decisively defeated her main competitor, center-right businesswoman Xóchitl Gálvez after leading in the polls.

Gálvez gracefully conceded, recognizing Sheinbaum’s win because of her love for Mexico and a desire for the government’s success to reflect positively on the country.

As Mexico continues to recover from a severe economic downturn induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheinbaum faces considerable challenges. The nation saw its GDP plummet by 8.5% in 2020, marking its steepest decline since the 1930s. Despite this, projections for this year suggest modest growth.

Furthermore, economists and analysts warned that the incoming administration will confront tough fiscal and structural decisions. This included addressing the issues surrounding Pemex, the state-owned oil company burdened by high debt and reduced production.

Despite her background as a contributor to the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sheinbaum did not focus heavily on climate issues during her campaign, opting instead to address more immediate economic and social concerns.


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