LatAm in focus: how women won political parity in Mexico—and what comes next
September 6 was a groundbreaking day for Mexico. It’s not just because that’s when governing Morena coalition announced that a woman—former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum—would be its presidential contender. After all, Mexico witnessed a woman make a bid for the presidency for the first time in 1982 and had its first candidate for a major party in 2012. But this time around though, Sheinbaum’s selection came a few days after the Frente por México opposition coalition announced its candidate would also be a woman: Senator Xóchitl Gálvez. Given that Sheinbaum and Gálvez will be the two names representing the country’s main political forces, it’s likely that after voters cast ballots in the June 2024 election that the next president of Mexico will be a woman.
Click here to read the full article published by Americas Society/Council of the Americas on 14 September 2023.