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Mexico likely to elect first woman president: Meet the two female candidates in violence-marred election

Mexico City: Mexico is going into Sunday’s presidential election with violence marring the final day of its campaigning on Wednesday, with attacks on candidates amid the country’s persistently high homicide rate, which incumbent President Lopez Obrador has failed to redue despite increasing the minimum wage and government benefit programmes. A mayoral candidate Alfredo Cabrera was shot dead in the Guerrero state during a campaign event.

Furthermore, a mayoral candidate Gilberto Palomar in the western state of Jalisco was shot multiple times by intruders in his campaign offices on Tuesday. Palomar and two of his campaign staff were hospitalised in serious condition. Gunmen killed an alternate mayoral candidate Ricardo Arizmendi in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City on Tuesday, by shooting him five times in the head.

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