Historic first: Two women will be on Mexico’s ballot for president

With the selection of former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum as the candidate of the country’s ruling party in next June’s election, Mexico will for the first time have two women from its main political movements competing for the presidency.

Ms. Sheinbaum, as well as the opposition candidate Xóchitl Gálvez, have insisted that Mexico is ready to be led by a woman, but it will not be an easy path.

On Wednesday night, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party announced that Ms. Sheinbaum had defeated five internal party rivals – all men. Mr. López Obrador has put women in important positions in his Cabinet and been a mentor for Ms. Sheinbaum, even while being accused at times of male chauvinism.