Women’s right to vote and be elected allowed Mexico to take firm steps in its transition to democracy and equality. As a result of this unprecedented event, half the population acquired true citizenship.
The value of their vote has also enabled women to gain spaces in political life. Due to political and electoral reform, for the first time in the country’s history, half the candidates for delegates were women. As a result, 42% of the Chamber of Deputies now comprises female legislators.
A similar proportion of women can be seen in the local congresses renewed this year.