Mexico elects Claudia Sheinbaum, first woman to become president, according to electoral institute

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected president of Mexico, marking the first time a woman has been chosen to lead the country, Mexico’s electoral institute announced Monday.

“For the first time in 200 years of the Republic, there will be a woman president and she will be transformative,” the candidate said in a statement in Spanish on social networks. “Thank you to every Mexican. Today we demonstrate with our vote that we are a democratic people.”

Sheinbaum is expected to get at least 58% of the vote, according to a sample vote count, the Instituto Nacional Electoral said on social media.

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ABC News

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