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Mexico's female presidential candidate rallies in capital

2y ago


In the final week of campaigning before sundays' presidential election in Mexico, the only female candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, has been rallying in Mexico City for support. Representing the conservative ruling party, the 51 year-old former minister took the country by surprise when she beat two male rivals for the party's nomination. While some women are likely to vote for the first woman having the opportunity to be the next 'presidenta', others cannot connect with Vazquez Mota's message that emphasizes her role as a traditional mother first - politician second. Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.