Mexico election: Josefina Vazquez Mota claims women’s vote in presidential race

Josefina Vazquez Mota, in the race for President of Mexico (photo:dpa)
Josefina Vazquez Mota, in the race for President of Mexico (photo:dpa)

Support for Josefina Vazquez Mota is growing in the race for the next President of Mexico. She has shaken up the election race as the first female candidate selected by a main political party. Her popularity is growing with a campaign focussing on women’s liberation as one of the major factors changing cultural, social and political life in Mexico. GIS guest expert, Raul Benitez-Manaut, looks at each of the three main candidates in the July election.

MEXICO’s ruling conservative party has selected Josefina Vazquez Mota as the first woman to lead one of the main political parties in a presidential campaign.

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Ms Vazquez Mota, 51, is ...

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