Mexico City's new female mayor

For the first time in history, Mexico City will be led by an elected woman

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City's female mayor
Claudia Sheinbaum took office today - Photo: Ivan Stephens/EL UNIVERSAL
English 05/12/2018 11:54 Mexico City Newsroom, Sandra Hernández Actualizada 12:18
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For the first time in history, Mexico City will be led by an elected woman. She was Morena's candidate and was backed by President López Obrador.

Claudia Sheinbaum's, Mexico City's first elected female mayor, has two passions: science and politics.

Sheinbaum studied Physics at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) and then got her Master's and Ph.D. in Energy Engineering. She became a researcher at the UNAM's Engineering Institute.

She was part of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize.

From 2000 to 2006, she was the head of Mexico City's Ministry of the Environment, which was then led by López Obrador. During this period, she was responsible for the creation of Periférico's second level and the Metrobús.

She was a member of the PRD, and later joined Morena, President López Obrador's party. In 2015, she became Tlalpan's Delegational Chief.

Her projects are diverse and one of the biggest issues she will face is mobility. In order to solve this issue, her project will focus on improving public transport. One of her most ambitious projects is the creation of a cable car system.

Also, the new administration will expand the Metro's Line 8 and create two more Metrobús lines.

In regards to the city's reconstruction; it was affected by the September 2017 earthquake, she plans to invest MXN $5,000 million. She also plans to give personalized attention to the earthquake victims, and prevent them from acquiring debts in order to rebuild their homes.


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