The Mexican presidential election of 2018 has been unbelievably contentious, with several key progressive figures vying for the top spot. One of these contenders is the first-ever female candidate to run for President of Mexico, Amalia García. Amalia’s progressive-minded platform is a marked contrast to the traditional Mexican political landscape, and she is determined to make a difference in the way the country is run.
García is no stranger to public service in her home country, having served as the two-term Mayor of the city of Zamora from 1998 to 2004. In addition, she has distinguished herself as a senator for the Party of the Democratic Revolution, where she was a key supporter of the nation’s Equal Pay law for women and LGBT rights.
García is a champion of progressive causes, and her vision for Mexico includes closing socio-economic inequality gaps and creating investment in education, public security, and healthcare. She has also denounced the unjust way individuals are treated by Mexico’s corrupt government and criticized the security strategy of current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, which she believes has been ineffective in the fight against crime.
Amalia is looking to draw on her experiences as a public figure to make a positive change for the country she loves. She hopes the election will not only be a significant milestone in Mexico’s history, but also a means of mobilizing the citizens to take control of their lives and to have their voices heard. Although she is young in comparison to other candidates, her determination and strong platform is sure to reach a large number of voters in Mexico come July.