Mexico’s governing party has named former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum as its candidate for the 2024 presidential elections, putting her in pole position to become the country’s first woman leader.
Mexico will go to the polls on June 2 to elect a successor to popular incumbent Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), who is barred by the constitution from serving a second six-year term.
Sheinbaum, 61, was chosen on Wednesday following a series of surveys of members of the governing Morena party.
The party’s national council president, Alfonso Durazo, said Sheinbaum beat former Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, her closest rival, by double figures in five party surveys. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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