The National Electoral Institute (INE) will order political parties to nominate five women in the eight governorships and the Head of Government of Mexico City that will be renewed in 2024.
Next year, the states of Jalisco, Puebla, Morelos, Yucatán, Tabasco, Veracruz, Guanajuato and Chiapasas well as the capital of the countrythey will renew their local governments.
However, only Jalisco, Puebla and Yucatan They have legislation to apply parity in the governorship, so the electoral body argues that, as has happened since 2021it is necessary to establish a minimum quota so that parity advances in the 32 entities.
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This is because currently only in nine does a woman rule. There would be 10, but Claudia Sheinbaum asked for permission to be presidential candidate for Morena.
“As an affirmative action and derived from the fact that there persists an underrepresentation of women in governorships and taking into consideration the historical context of the entities with the local electoral process, where only three women have been elected in all of history (in the nine entities at stake “Political parties must nominate at least five women in the nine entities where the governorship and the Head of Government of Mexico City are elected.”establishes the project that will discuss tomorrow in the Commission of Prerogatives and Political Parties of the INE.
Once approved by the Commission, the project will be discussed before the General Council of the INE.
Only three of these entities have been governed by a woman: Yucatan, Puebla and the Mexico City.
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“So this background must be considered by the parties as an important criterion in the decision of the nominations;
“The issue of the number of inhabitants of these entities is also relevant, with Mexico City, Jalisco, Veracruz, Puebla and Guanajuato being the ones that host the most people, which can be considered a qualitative element to comply with parity”details.
He National Electoral Institute indicates that six of the seven political parties have fulfilled their obligation to establish in their basic documents the gender parity; However, it is not enough to guarantee that they actually comply.
Now, to verify that in reality they comply, they must detail the INE How will they apply competitiveness in the application of women running for governor.
(With information from Reform)