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Mexicans should make history on Sunday with the election of a woman as president

  • May 31, 2024
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The two main candidates are women: Claudia Sheinbaum, supported by current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The opposition candidate is Xóchitl Gálvez. The third candidate is Jorge Álvarez Máynez.

The Mexican presidential election takes place on Sunday. In all likelihood, a woman will be elected president for the first time.

Mexicans abroad, in Southern California and elsewhere, will have their say. They will be able to vote at Mexican consulates, such as those in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Bernardino.

“I think this election will be the most historic of all,” said Francisco Moreno Castillo, executive director of the Council of Mexican Federations in North America.

The two main candidates are women: Claudia Sheinbaum, supported by current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The opposition candidate is Xóchitl Gálvez. The third candidate is Jorge Álvarez Máynez.

This will be the first year that eligible Mexican citizens will be able to vote in an in-person presidential election outside of Mexico.
“We are very happy that more and more people are getting involved in Mexican democracy,” Mr. Moreno said.

Mr. Moreno’s nonprofit COFEM has contributed to efforts to give Mexicans living abroad the opportunity to vote. In the early 2000s, she even traveled back and forth to Tijuana.

“The growth has been exponential,” Mr. Moreno said. “We now have thousands and thousands of new voters.

Mexicans abroad can now vote online, by mail or in person.

Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) says voter turnout outside Mexico rose from about 32,000 in the 2006 presidential election to more than 200,000 this year, according to estimates.

Xochitl Galvez