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Claudia Sheinbaum secures landslide win in Mexico’s historic election, becomes first woman President

Mexico City: Mexico’s presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, widely projected to emerge as the winner of Sunday’s election, has said that her two competitors had called her and conceded her victory. “For the first time in the 200 years of the republic, I will become the first woman president of Mexico,” Sheinbaum said with a smile, as election authorities announced a statistical sample showing her with an irreversible lead.

The 61-year-old climate scientist and former policymaker had between 58.3 per cent and 60.7 per cent of the vote, according to a statistical sample. Opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez had between 26.6 per cent and 28.6 per cent of the vote and Jorge Álvarez Máynez had between 9.9 per cent and 10.8 per cent of the vote. The governing party candidate campaigned on continuing the political course set over the last six years by her political mentor President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. 

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