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“Andres Manuel is convinced that women have a much higher capacity for hard work,” Sheinbaum told the WSJ. “It is a conviction of his.”
Another explanation could be the affirmative action-type rules that lobbyists have been working towards for decades, in which political parties are required to fill their ballots with a certain number of women.
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Mexico started a mandatory 30 percent quota for female candidates in 2002, which was then raised to 40 percent by the 2009 elections.
Women in Mexico are excited by these recent developments, as they have long battled a country entrenched in a “machismo” culture.
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“Mexico is a very machista country that puts major barriers in front of women who want to participate in political life. Seeing more women in power will be important symbolically, and we hope it will help make a lot of the pending agenda of gender equality a reality,” Ximena Andion, director of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, a Mexican women’s rights advocacy group,...
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