National Council President Alfonso Durazo announced in his statement that according to the results of the national survey, Sheinbaum received the highest result among the candidates with 39.4 percent of the votes.
Durazo noted that Sheinbaum is the presidential candidate of the National Movement for Renewal (MORENA) in the presidential race to be held on June 2, 2024 in the country.
Sheinbaum will run against the opposition party’s candidate, Senator Xochitl Galvez, in the 2024 presidential election.
Thus, for the first time in Mexican history, two female candidates will take the field to take the lead in the presidential race.
Marcelo Ebrard, who left his job as the Minister of Foreign Affairs to run for the head of state, came in second with 25.6 percent of the votes in the polls and was not elected to the candidacy.
In a press release on the matter, Ebrard demanded a repeat of the candidacy selection process, saying, “We say this needs to be repeated again, there is no other choice. I want to say this right now because we don’t know if we will win, no votes have been counted.” used the phrase.
Sheinbaum, 61, previously ran for president in 2006 and 2012 but was not elected.
Sheinbaum’s rival, Galvez, is listed as the joint candidate of the Institutional Revolution Party (PRI), the National Action Party (PAN) and the left-wing Democratic Revolution Party (PRD).