Quick Count Mexican Election, Claudia Sheinbaum Wins Landslide 60% of the Votes in the Presidential Election


The ruling party’s candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, won Mexico’s presidential election, according to a quick sample count by the National Electoral Institute (INE) released on Sunday (2/6/2024) evening.

The electoral agency’s rapid tally estimates the election results based on a representative sample of votes across the country. This has a margin of error of +/-1.5%.

Sheinbaum declared victory in the presidential election on social media. The electoral college president said Sheinbaum received between 58.3 percent and 60.7 percent of the vote, according to a statistical sample.

Opposition candidate Xochitl Galvez obtained between 26.6 percent and 28.6 percent of the vote and Jorge Alvarez Máynez obtained between 9.9 percent and 10.8 percent of the vote.

Sheinbaum, 61, is campaigning to continue the political path set over the past six years by his political mentor, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He led the campaign despite a spirited challenge from Galvez. This is the first time in Mexico that the two main opponents are women.

Sheinbaum’s victory is a big step for Mexico, a country known for its macho culture. He will begin his six-year term on October 1. “I never imagined that one day I would vote for a woman,” said Edelmira Montiel, 87, a Sheinbaum supporter in Mexico’s smallest state, Tlaxcala, on Sunday (2/6/2024) morning.

“Before we couldn’t even vote, and when you could, the most important thing was to vote for the person your husband told you to vote for. Thank goodness that has changed and I can live with it,” he continued. As is known, Mexicans voted in elections that were almost certain would result in the country’s first female president being elected.

Voters will also elect all members of Mexico’s Congress and the governors of eight states, as well as the head of Mexico City’s government.

The campaign has been overshadowed by violent attacks, which the government says have resulted in more than 20 local candidates being killed across Mexico, although private surveys put the total at 37.

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