Mexico City elects first Jewish mayor

(JTA) – Mexico City elected a Jewish woman as mayor Sunday — setting two firsts for the largest city in North America.

A woman had previously been appointed Mexico City’s mayor on an interim basis for a year in 1999, but Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo is the first woman to be publicly elected to the office.

The city, home to around 50,000 Jews, has also never had a Jewish mayor.

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