Candidate with Bulgarian Roots Became Mexico's First Female President

Claudia Sheinbaum has been declared the winner of yesterday's presidential election in Mexico by the ruling party, Morena. Provisional results indicate that Sheinbaum leads her opponent, Xochitl Galvez, by more than 20%. Mario Delgado, Morena's leader, announced to supporters in Mexico City that Sheinbaum is winning by a "very large" margin.

Sheinbaum, a climatologist and former mayor of Mexico City, has been confirmed as the winner according to at least five exit polls. Polling agency Parametria predicted a landslide victory, with Sheinbaum receiving 56% of the vote. The opposition candidate, Xochital Galvez, received 30% of the vote, according to Reuters.

The provisional ballot count shows Sheinbaum with 59% of the votes, compared to 29% for Galvez, although only 5% of the votes have been counted so far. Galvez has not yet conceded defeat, urging his supporters to remain patient and wait for the official results.

Claudia Sheinbaum, who has Bulgarian roots, will become the first female president in Mexico's history and in North America. The 61-year-old led convincingly in public opinion polls and now faces the daunting challenge of addressing organized crime violence. The election campaign was marred by violence, with 38 candidates killed, and two people lost their lives on election day.

Her origin

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo was born into a secular Jewish family in Mexico City, the capital. Her paternal Ashkenazi grandparents migrated from Lithuania to Mexico City in the 1920s, while her maternal grandparents were Sephardim who fled Sofia during the early 1940s to escape the Holocaust. According to "Dnevnik", she observes all Jewish holidays from both family lines.

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