Josefina Vasquez Mota, Mexican candidate for president -by’s ruling party on Sunday chose a former congresswoman to run for president, the first time a major party has nominated a woman to compete for the nation’s top office.

The National Action Party’s vote for Josefina Vazquez Mota, 51, over two other candidates sets the race for Mexico’s July 1 presidential election.


(READ the AP story in the Atlanta J-C)

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