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Women's right to vote
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Women's right to vote

17/10/2018
12:52
Carolina García
Mexico City
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Today, 65 years ago, the constitutional reforms that allowed women the right to vote and the possibility of running for office were approved

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Today, it's been 65 years since the constitutional reforms that allowed women the right to vote and the possibility of running for office were enacted.

The path to vote has been complex, and until now, no woman has become the President of Mexico.

It's been “134 years since the first demands for female suffrage took place, 107 years since this right to vote was demanded during the Mexican Revolution; 102 years since the first Yucatán Feminist Congress took place; 95 years since the Mexican Section of the Panamerican Women's League called for the First National Feminist Congress, which took place in Mexico City,” explains Ivonne Acuña Murillo, from the Social and Political Sciences Department from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City campus.

Also, it's been 81 years since President Lázaro Cárdenas sent a proposal to the Senate, to reform the 34th article of the constitution so women could obtain their citizenship; It's been 72 years since Congress approved the initiative to proposed by President Miguel Alemán, so that women could participate in municipal elections; and 65 years since Adolfo Ruiz Cortines recognized women's right to exercise their citizenship without restrictions.

Although women, such as the famous “Adelitas”, who participated in the Mexican Revolution, they couldn't vote until 1955, when on October 17, 1953, the constitutional reforms that granted women the right to vote and the possibility to run for office were enacted.

Finally, on July 3, 1855, Mexican women were able to vote.
 

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