Mexico woman candidate rallies support

Conservative ruling party's Josefina Vazquez Mota emphasises role as mother first, politician second.

    In the final week of campaigning before Sunday's presidential election in Mexico, Josefina Vazquez Mota, the only female candidate in the run, has been rallying support in Mexico City.

    Representing the conservative ruling party, the 51-year-old former minister took the country by surprise when she beat two male rivals for the party’s nomination.

    While some women are likely to vote for her to be the next presidenta, others cannot connect with Vazquez Mota’s message that emphasises her role as a traditional mother first, politician second.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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