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Latin American dictators celebrate victory of leftist Claudia Sheinbaum in Mexico

The region’s communist dictators made it clear that Claudia Sheinbaum can count on them to continue “strengthening the union” of their peoples

Dictadores latinoamericanos celebran la victoria de Claudia Sheinbaum | Shutterstock y EFE

June 3, 2024 10:24am

Updated: June 4, 2024 8:01am

Latin American dictators celebrated the victory of presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, a left leaning politician of the Morena Party, who swept the presidential elections in Mexico on Sunday and became the first woman to govern the country.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro congratulated Mexicans for “great participation in the elections” and congratulated Sheinbaum for his victory.

“We have seen an extraordinary demonstration of civility and democracy this Sunday, June 2, in Mexico, a great participation in the presidential elections. I congratulate this noble people, its elected president Claudia Sheinbaum, the Morena Party, the PT and the Social Movements,” Maduro wrote on his X account.

He also took the opportunity to congratulate current Morena party leader and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for being “a great leader of Mexico and our continent.”

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel also praised Sheinbaum for becoming the first female president of Mexico.

“Cuba salutes the historic election of Claudia Sheinbaum as president of Mexico. We wish her success in her administration, the first for a woman in that position,” the communist dictator wrote on X.

Canel added that Sheinbaum has “the Cuban willingness to continue strengthening the endearing brotherhood that unites our people.”

For its part, the Nicaraguan regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo described Sheinbaum's victory as “historic.”

“With admiration and recognition, we wish you the best, and of course, we reiterate our willingness to work together in all fields, for dignity, respect, sovereignty and the right to peace, security, cultures and life in our countries,” stressed the Nicaraguan regime in a statement.

“Success, fellow president, in the new world of solidarity and common good that we are building,” he concluded.

Sheinbaum won with a wide advantage, ranging between 58% and 60%, according to the quick count of the National Electoral Institute (INE), prevailing over the center-right opposition Xóchitl Gálvez, whose vote is in a range of between 26% and 28%.

“I am not going to fail you,” the Mexican president-elect told the press after the official quick count proclaimed her the winner of the elections by more than 30 percentage points over opposition coalition leader, Sen. Xóchitl Gálvez.

At 61 years old, the former mayor of Mexico City will be the first woman in history to occupy the National Palace, and on October 1 she will succeed Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), with whom she is politically close.

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Marielbis Rojas

Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.