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World leaders react to Sheinbaum’s election as Mexico’s first female president

Claudia Sheinbaum won a landslide victory to become Mexico’s first female president, inheriting the project of her mentor and outgoing leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador whose popular anti-poverty measures helped her triumph.

Here are some reactions to Sheinbaum’s historic win:

US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN:

“I congratulate Claudia Sheinbaum on her historic election as Mexico’s first female president. I look forward to working closely with President-elect Sheinbaum in the spirit of partnership and friendship that reflects the enduring ties between our two countries.”

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA:

“I am very happy for Sheinbaum’s victory – a progressive woman presiding over Mexico, a victory for democracy – and also for my great friend Lopez Obrador, who has led an extraordinary government.

“I plan to travel to Mexico this year to strengthen our trade relations. We are the two largest economies in Latin America and we could have more business flow.”

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.

“Working together, we will make life better for our peoples, including by combating climate change, strengthening international peace and security, promoting gender equality and promoting reconciliation with indigenous peoples.”

PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION URSULA VON DER LEYEN:

“Congratulations @Claudiashein on your historic election as Mexico’s first female president. Mexico and the EU share deep historical, economic and cultural ties. I look forward to strengthening our bilateral relations under your leadership.”

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE VOLODYMYR ZELENSKI:

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“Congratulations to @Claudiashein on her landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential election.

“I look forward to fruitful cooperation and further strengthening of Ukrainian-Mexican relations. We are also confident that Mexico can play a significant role in global efforts to bring a just and lasting peace to Ukraine, as well as to restore the full force of the UN Charter globally.”

THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE GABRIEL BORIC:

“Congratulations to @Claudiashein on becoming Mexico’s first female president! I hope her leadership and her program of social progress will inspire the region and continue to unite us as sister countries.”

ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

“The Government of Argentina welcomes the people and government of Mexico for Sunday’s elections, extends its congratulations to President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum … and renews its readiness to continue developing the bilateral work agenda.”

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  • (Compiled by Gabriel Araujo; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

    Disclaimer: This post was automatically published from an agency feed without any text changes and has not been reviewed by an editor

    (This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency – Reuters)

    first published: June 04, 2024, 00:00 IST