Claudia Sheinbaum Praises AMLO's Policies in Mexico's Presidential Debate

Claudia Sheinbaum, the MORENA party's presidential candidate, leads the race in Mexico's 2024 election, promising to continue AMLO's "Mexican humanism" policies. Her victory could significantly impact Mexico-US relations.

Hadeel Hashem
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Claudia Sheinbaum Praises AMLO's Policies in Mexico's Presidential Debate

Claudia Sheinbaum Praises AMLO's Policies in Mexico's Presidential Debate

During Mexico's second presidential debate on April 23, 2024, Claudia Sheinbaum, the presidential candidate of the ruling MORENA party, praised President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's "Mexican humanism" policies and new economic model. Sheinbaum, who has increased her lead in the race for the presidency, highlighted the successes of the current administration.

According to a recent opinion poll conducted from April 10-13, Sheinbaum secured 51.4% support among the 1,600 Mexicans surveyed. Her closest rival, Xochitl Gálvez of the opposition coalition, received 26.7% of the vote. Compared to a month ago, Sheinbaum's lead over Gálvez has widened, with the MORENA candidate previously receiving 50.5% and Gálvez 28.8%.

As Mexicans prepare to choose a successor to the popular President López Obrador, who is limited to a single six-year term, the poll also revealed that 51% of respondents believe it would be best for Mexico if MORENA continues as the ruling party. This sentiment reflects the public's approval of the current administration's policies and direction.

Why this matters: The outcome of the 2024 Mexican presidential election will have significant implications for the country's future, as well as its relationship with the United States. Sheinbaum's strong performance in the polls and her endorsement of AMLO's policies suggest a continuation of the current administration's agenda if she were to win the presidency.

Sheinbaum, a 61-year-old scientist specializing in energy, has unveiled a plan to invest $13.6 billion in wind and solar power generation projects. This marks a departure from President López Obrador's focus on the state oil company Pemex. Sheinbaum has also emphasized the importance of maintaining a "good relationship" with the next U.S. president, given the close economic ties between the two countries.

If elected, Claudia Sheinbaum would make history as Mexico's first female president and the first president with a Jewish background. As the presidential campaign continues, her endorsement of "Mexican humanism" policies and her vision for the country's future will likely remain a central focus of the debate leading up to the June 2024 election.

Key Takeaways

  • Claudia Sheinbaum, MORENA party candidate, leads 2024 Mexican presidential race.
  • Sheinbaum praises AMLO's "Mexican humanism" policies, plans renewable energy investment.
  • Polls show 51% of Mexicans want MORENA to continue ruling, reflecting approval of current administration.
  • Sheinbaum would be Mexico's first female and first Jewish-background president if elected.
  • 2024 Mexican election outcome will impact country's future and US relations.