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Mexico : World Leaders Hail Claudia Sheinbaum’s Historic Win

Presidents Joe Biden of the US and Volodymyr Zelenskyy: of Ukraine, as well as leaders from Latin America and the European Union congratulate Mexico's first woman President, Claudia Sheinbaum.
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Claudia Sheinbaum, the presidential candidate of Mexico's ruling Morena party, gestures while addressing her supporters after winning the presidential election, in Mexico City, Mexico June 3, 2024. (Raquel Cunha/REUTERS)

Claudia Sheinbaum won a landslide victory to become the first woman President of Mexico Monday, inheriting the mantle of her mentor and outgoing leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, whose popular anti-poverty measures helped drive her triumph.

Here are some reactions to Sheinbaum’s historic win:

U.S. President Joe Biden: “I congratulate Claudia Sheinbaum on her historic election as the first woman President of Mexico. I look forward to working closely with President-elect Sheinbaum in the spirit of partnership and friendship that reflects the enduring bonds between our two countries.”

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva: “I am very happy with Sheinbaum’s victory – a progressive woman presiding over Mexico, a victory for democracy – and also for my great friend Lopez Obrador, who led an extraordinary government.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: : “I look forward to working closely with President-elect Sheinbaum to further strengthen the friendship between Canada and Mexico, which is rooted in cultural connections, shared priorities, and a dynamic trade and investment relationship.”

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen: “Congratulations, @Claudiashein, on your historic election as the first female President of Mexico. Mexico and the EU share deep historical, economic and cultural ties. I look forward to strengthening our bilateral relations under your leadership.”

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy: “Congratulations to @Claudiashein on her convincing victory in Mexico’s presidential elections. I look forward to fruitful cooperation and the further strengthening of Ukrainian-Mexican relations…”

Chilean President Gabriel Boric: “Congratulations to @Claudiashein on becoming the first female president of Mexico! I hope her leadership and program of social progress inspire the region and continue to unite us as brotherly countries.”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez: “Congratulations, @Claudiashein, on your election. For the first time in its history, Mexico will have a woman at the head of the presidency. We will continue working to strengthen relations between Spain and Mexico.”

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel: “In a telephone conversation with @Claudiashein, I reiterated the warm congratulations for her win… I confirmed the willingness to advance in areas of mutual interest for bilateral relations.”

Argentine Foreign Ministry: “The Argentine government salutes the people and government of Mexico for Sunday’s election, extends its congratulations to President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum…and renews its willingness to continue developing the bilateral work agenda.”


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