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Claudia Sheinbaum wins presidential elections in Mexico

Mexico City, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The pro-government candidate Claudia Sheinbaum became the first woman to win the Presidency of Mexico, after obtaining between 58.3 and 60.7 percent of the votes in the elections held this Sunday, according to official data.

Her closest opponent, opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez, from the alliance formed by the Institutional Revolutionary, National Action, and Democratic Revolution parties, only reached ranges estimated between 26.6 and 28.6 percent, according to the quick count of the votes.

Upon disclosing the results, the president advisor of the National Electoral Institute, Guadalupe Taddei, pointed out that Jorge Álvarez, from the Citizen Movement, was placed in third place with figures between 9.9 and 10.8 percent.

The percentage of citizen participation in the elections is estimated between 60 and 61.5 percent of the nominal list, said Tadei, who specified that the quick count was based on a representative statistical sample of polling stations throughout the country and was carried out by a technical advisory committee of scientists and experts.

Around 98 million citizens were eligible to elect more than 20,000 positions this Sunday, including nine governorships, 128 senatorial offices, and 500 federal deputies, in addition to the presidency.