Claudia Sheinbaum Wins Mexican Election As First Woman President And First Jewish President Of Mexico
06/03/2024
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Mexico’s presidential election was June 2nd, and the winner was Claudia Sheinbaum, standard-bearer of current President AMLO’s left-wing MORENA party.  She beat Xochitl Galvez, the other female candidate, by 30 points.

Dr. Sheinbaum is slated to take office on October 1st, as Mexico’s first woman president and first Jewish president. She is half-Ashkenazi and half-Sephardi but doesn’t practice Judaism as a religion.

A scientist, Sheinbaum studied physics in Mexico’s UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and earned her PhD in energy engineering at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California in the USA. She has written more than 100 articles and two books dealing with energy, environment and sustainable development.

In 2007, Dr. Sheinbaum was on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the United Nations in the field of energy and industry, and was part of a group that won the Nobel Peace Prize.

From 2018 to 2023, Claudia Sheinbaum was Mayor of Mexico City.

In her victory speech, Dr. Sheinbaum was positive and magnanimous and pledged that ”...[W]e will defend the female and male Mexicans found on the other side of the border.”

Any Mexican president or president-elect would of course say something like that.

I wish Claudia Sheinbaum the best as she embarks on her term October 1st. I also invite readers to follow my new website, Mexico News Report.

¡Felicidades, Doctora Sheinbaum!

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