Mexico City Elects First Jewish, Female Mayor

The candidate for governor for Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum of the "Juntos haremos historia" coalition party, casts her vote during the general elections in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018. Sick of endemic corruption and horrific violence fueled by the country's powerful drug cartels, Mexicans go to the polls seeking for any alternative to the two parties that have governed for nearly a century: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). / AFP PHOTO / Bernardo Montoya

Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo became the first Jewish mayor of Mexico City, the largest city in North America, on Sunday.

Not only is Sheinbaum the first Jew, but also the first woman to be elected as mayor of Mexico City. In a poll by the Mitofsky firm, Sheinbaum won with a limited majority consisting of no more than 55.5 percent of the vote.

Sheinbaum is a scientist, activist and a teacher who received her doctorate degree in energy engineering and physics from the (UNAM) National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Read more at JPOST.



  1. Wow. Great. Tremendous. So now the run on the Mexican border by her constituents will finally stop. Hurray, no more illegals crossing the border. President Trump can forget about building that wall after all.

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