PoliticsElections 2024: who won the first presidential debate in Mexico

Elections 2024: who won the first presidential debate in Mexico

The 2023-2024 Electoral Process will be remembered as the largest in the recent history of Mexico, in which more than 19,000 positions will be elected and/or renewed; Among the most prominent states are Chiapas, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán.

The INE (National Electoral Institute) will be in charge of organizing the activities of the Process, in which they will vote for president of the Mexican Republic; 128 positions of senators of the Republic; and 500 positions of deputies; as well as governorates of the aforementioned states; as well as representatives of local congresses, city councils, municipal boards and mayors’ offices.

Elections in Mexico will take place on June 2, 2024.

Within the framework of this democratic event, on April 7, the first presidential debate was held, in which Claudia Sheinbaum, candidate of Morena (National Regeneration Movement), PT (Labor Party) and PVEM (Green Party) participated. Ecologist of Mexico); Jorge Máynez, from MC (Citizen Movement); and Xóchitl Gálvez, from PAN (National Action Party), PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) and PRD (Party of the Democratic Revolution).

Between proposals and attacks, the candidates participated in the democratic exercise and offered some proposals to gain more followers. Regarding Claudia Sheinbaum, who is considered “the candidate of the current regime,” she said that she will continue with the so-called “republican austerity” proposed by AMLO (Andrés Manuel López Obrador), current president of Mexico.

This form of government consists of avoiding onerous spending on public activities; as well as combating corruption with the digitalization of some collection processes, such as public services (water, electricity and property) and even tax returns.

He also spoke about his immigration proposal, security plan and even the health system that, at the time, AMLO promised would be comparable to that of Denmark. That campaign promise has not happened so far. Sheinbaum took the opportunity to link Gálvez to the so-called “Real Estate Cartel”, which benefited from public works (apartments) and properties where building was not allowed or with certain irregularities.

Gálvez also emphasized creating support for migrants and even addressed the importance of mental health in certain sectors of the population.

Máynez said he wants to ensure access to university for one million young people through alliances between high schools and universities. She also addressed topics regarding teacher training in schools; anti-bullying plans; and the use of AI (artificial intelligence) to improve the infrastructure of educational centers. This same technology would serve to help detect some diseases at an early age, suggested the MC standard bearer.

Who won the presidential debate?

According to the Masive Caller firm, Gálvez was the candidate who provided the best proposals during the first meeting, with 60.1%; while Sheinbaum only gathered 34.8% of popular sympathy; and Máynez, 5.1%.

When the same polling house asked who they think is going to win the election, 51.1% opted for Gálvez; 46.6% by Sheinbaum; and 2.3% by Máynez.

However, Electoralia has other data. According to their survey, 55% of the citizens surveyed believe that Sheinbaum won the debate; 25% consider that it was Gálvez; while 20% believe that he was Máynez.

The firm MEBA (Mendoza Blanco & Asociados) conducted an opinion poll, in which it revealed that 69.5% believe that Sheinbaum won the debate; Below her was Gálvez, with 21.3%; and Máynez with 6.4%. In that same survey, 2.8% did not want to respond.

The Spanish newspaper The country He also conducted a poll, in which Sheinbaum was declared the winner with 46% of the votes; not far from there was Gálvez, with 25%; and Máynez with 10%.

Daily Global Times
Daily Global Timeshttps://dailyglobaltimes.com
Daily Global Times provides the latest news from India and around the world. Read the latest headlines and news stories, from Politics, Entertainment, Tech and more.

Related Article

Editors Picks