Mexico will elect its first woman president. What will it mean for women?

Claudia Sheinbaum and Xochitl Galvez face off as frontrunners in a historic election.

Mexico's opposition presidential candidate Xochitl Galvez waves a Mexico flag as she holds her closing campaign rally in Monterrey, Mexico, May 29, 2024 [Daniel Becerril/Reuters]

Mexico is on the verge of electing its first female president. But there have been historic levels of violence in this election, and violence against women is still rampant across the country. What difference will either Claudia Sheinbaum or Xochitl Galvez make for Mexican women?

In this episode: 

  • Lucia Newman (@lucianewman), Al Jazeera senior Latin America correspondent

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Sarí el-Khalili, Ashish Malhotra, and Sonia Bhagat, with Duha Mosaad, Catherine Nouhan and our host Malika Bilal. 

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio

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Source: Al Jazeera