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Digital Subscriptions > Cities Today > December 2018 > Mexico City’s new mayor to launch digital and innovation agency

Mexico City’s new mayor to launch digital and innovation agency

In July, Mexico City elected its first female mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo. She will take on the role of running the largest city in Latin America this month. Manuel Manrique spoke to her about her top priorities
Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mayor of Mexico City

After receiving the official document that endorsed her victory at the polls from the Electoral Institute of Mexico City, Sheinbaum said: “We are going to rescue the city of hope for Mexico.”

Creating this hope will be through a focus on modernising public transport, reducing insecurity and speeding-up bureaucratic processes and procedures.

Since July, the new mayor has been dedicating her time to reining her coalition government’s plan and defining responsibilities under the slogan, ‘Together we will make history’.

“The objective is to not only manage with honesty and efficiency,” she explains. “We also want to reduce the enormous inequalities that exist in the city, expand social rights, and strengthen respect for human rights within the framework of a secular government that promotes what is established in the new constitution of the city."

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