Mexican Election Voting Begins, Sheinbaum Wins Presidential Race

Communication Author: EqualOcean News Jun 03, 2024 07:51 PM (GMT+8)

On June 2, voting in the Mexican general election officially began. Over 98 million registered voters are participating in this election, selecting more than 20,000 central and local government officials and local legislative members from over 70,000 candidates. This is reportedly the largest election in Mexican history. According to preliminary counting results, Claudia Sheinbaum has won the Mexican presidential election.


The presidential election has garnered the most attention, with three candidates running: Claudia Sheinbaum from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), Xochitl Galvez from the opposition coalition "Broad Front for Mexico," and Jorge Álvarez from the Citizens' Movement. Among them, Sheinbaum and Galvez had consistently led in pre-election polls, leading to widespread predictions that Mexico might see its first female president.

In addition to the presidential race, this election will also decide 128 Senate seats, 500 House of Representatives seats, the Mayor of Mexico City, eight state governors, and over 20,000 local government officials and local legislative members.

According to the official election process, Mexican voters can vote at polling stations nationwide by presenting their voter IDs. Voting ended at 6 p.m. on June 2, and quick count results were announced at 8 p.m. that evening. The final counting of votes will be completed between June 5 and June 8.

EqualOcean has learned that exit polls indicate Sheinbaum has won a landslide victory. Polls show the ruling party candidate Sheinbaum received 56% of the votes, while Galvez garnered 30%. The election commission has begun to release early results. Televisa, Mexico's largest media group, has already predicted that Sheinbaum will win the presidency. On June 3, the chairman of the ruling National Regeneration Movement, Mario Delgado, announced that the coalition's presidential candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, had won the presidential election.