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INE orders 5 women to be nominated for governorships

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On Tuesday, October 23rd, the National Electoral Institute (INE) of Mexico ordered the parties to nominate women for at least five of the nine state governments that will be in dispute in the June 2024 elections, amid claims from both the ruling party and the opposition.

The General Council of the INE voted with 10 votes in favor and one against the resolution that establishes gender parity in the candidacies for Mexico City, Jalisco, Yucatán, Tabasco, Guanajuato, Morelos, Puebla, Veracruz and Chiapas.

“Let us not delay any longer in giving the green light to this agreement. Parity has demonstrated its effectiveness in tackling, in reality and immediately, the inequalities that prevent women from accessing opportunities and the full exercise of their political-electoral rights.” , expressed counselor Norma Irene de la Cruz.

For now, 10 of the country’s 32 entities have a female leader, although Claudia Sheinbaum requested leave from her position as head of Government of Mexico City to seek the presidency in 2024. Two of these governors are from the opposition National Action Party (PAN)

. ), in Aguascalientes and Campeche, while the rest are from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena): in Mexico City, State of Mexico, Tlaxcala, Baja California, Guerrero, Colima, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

But, until 2018, Mexico had only had nine female governors in its history since Griselda Álvarez became the first woman in office in Colima in 1979, a panorama that changed with the total parity constitutional reform of 2019. Still, the

states They have not modified their electoral laws, so the INE justified intervening despite the initial resistance of Morena and the PAN, which accused the electoral institute of exceeding its powers and invading the internal life of the parties.

“This draft agreement is based on the mandatory nature of the constitutional principle of parity, legislative omissions at the federal level and in the majority of states,” argued counselor Carla Humphrey.

Mexico is also closer than ever to electing its first female president in 2024, as the main candidates are Sheinbaum, from Morena, and Xóchitl Gálvez, from the opposition Frente Amplio por México.

Furthermore, thanks to constitutional parity, Mexico has the fourth congress with the most women in the world, with 50% of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 50.4% in the Senate, according to the Interparliamentary Union (IPU).

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