Mexico to elect its first female president

Mexican voters will on Sunday elect the first woman president.

With two women leading the race, the result will definitely be historic considering the fact a woman has never served as the country’s president.

The election would mark a milestone for gender equality in the country, and it comes at a time when gender inequality and security are top of mind for voters.

Former Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum leads in the polls, while former senator Xóchitl Gálvez trails behind.

38-year-old, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, happens to be the only man contesting.

According to to a poll compiled by research firm Oraculus, Máynez seems to be trailing far behind with just days left before the election.

The front-runner Claudia Sheinbaum has in the past handled gender issues in Mexico City differently.

She created more day care centers and ensured a drop in murders of women and girls.

She has also promised to place more female lawyers in prosecutors’ offices and to address domestic violence, Foreign Policy reported.

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