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Mexico’s First Female Presidential Candidate, This is the Profile of Claudia Sheinbaum

Former Mayor of Mexico City One of Mexico’s most powerful parties named the mayor of Mexico City to run as a candidate for next year’s presidential election. She is Claudia Sheinbaum, a woman who is a close supporter of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. And is considere the strongest member to be electe in national polls. In the process, Claudia Sheinbaum has defeated five other competitors and managed to win each of the five national polls. If Claudia Sheinbaum succeeds in running for the next term of President of Mexico, she will be the country’s first female president.

Claudia Sheinbaum Profile

Claudia Sheinbaum or also called Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, is a woman born June 4 1962. This Mexican politician who is also known as a female engineer is the first female mayor and mayor of Jewish descent in Mexico.
Claudia Sheinbaum served as Mayor of Mexico City from 2018 to 2023, before finally resigning to run in the 2024 presidential election. The woman who won the national poll is known for her scientific research and policy advocacy on energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental issues. In fact, Claudia was one of the scientists and policymakers who received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The second daughter of an academic couple

her mother is Annie Pardo Cemo, a biologist and professor emeritus at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). While his father, Carlos Sheinbaum, was a chemical engineer. After spending her childhood in Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum enrolled at the University where her mother worked, namely the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and majored in physics. This woman also earned her master’s and doctoral degrees at the same university with a focus on energy engineering. He conducted his doctoral research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, United States.
Meanwhile, in his dissertation he compared energy consumption trends in Mexico with other advanced industrial countries. Claudia Sheinbaum then returned to UNAM as a member and part of the engineering faculty in 1995.

Claudia Sheinbaum’s Political Activities

In fact, Claudia Sheinbaum has been active in politics since the 1980s as a student and professor. Although he had a role in founding the student-led Revolutionary Democratic Party in 1998, he himself only took office at the turn of the 21st century. Then, as reported on the Britannica.com page, in 2000 he was appointed environment minister of Mexico City by Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, with whom he has strong political ties. Then, after Lopez Obrador lost his bid for President of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum returned to UNAM, and contributed to the climate change mitigation section of the IPCC’s fourth and fifth assessments.

In 2015, Claudia Sheinbaum was electe mayor of the Tlalpan district of Mexico City. In this role, he emphasized the importance of water rights and fair use. Even though it is still not free from criticism, support for Claudia Sheinbaum continues to increase. He was then electe Mayor of Mexico City in July 2018 and received 50 percent of the vote among seven candidates. Just on June 12 2023, Claudia Sheinbaum announced that she was resigning as Mayor of Mexico City to run for President of Mexico.

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