/ 04 June 2024

Flagging some big wins

Claudia Sheinbaum

In a couple of ‘watch this space’ moments, Mexico and India have held major elections that could shake up their political scenes this week. Over the weekend, Mexican voters turned out for the biggest election in the country’s history – and to elect their first female president. The preliminary results show 61yo Claudia Sheinbaum has won by a landslide, drawing at least 58-60% of the vote. That leaves Sheinbaum, a candidate from the leftist Morena party, with a lead of 30 percentage points over her main rival. “I won’t fail you,” she said in her victory speech yesterday. And in India, PM Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance is tipped to win the nation’s massive general election. People have been casting their votes since 19 April, and the counting starts today. 

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