Clara Brugada attends a meeting with leaders of the Benito Juárez mayor's office during the inter-campaign period, on January 27, 2024. (Credit: X account @ClaraBrugadaM)

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The ruling party's candidate for the head of Government of Mexico City is Clara Marina Brugada Molina, 60, who aspires to maintain control of the Morena party in the Mexican capital with a gender approach that crosses no only the reason for his aspiration but his proposals.

Brugada Molina, who registered as a candidate for the “Together we make history

” coalition,

made up of the Morena parties, the Labor Party and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico, before the Electoral Institute of Mexico City on February 15, will accompany to the official presidential candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, at the start of her campaign in the Zócalo on March 1 and, incidentally, will also mark the beginning of her campaign for the head of Government.

Brugada proposes the creation of "Feminist Utopia City", a plan to guarantee women's rights that she presented last December at the event "Utopia of economic development: the city we dream of."

Clara Brugada's path to being the Mexico City candidate for Morena was marked by an adventure: she was not the best-positioned candidate in her party's polls to define the candidacy, but Morena chose her to compete for the position of leader. of Government after applying the gender parity rule approved by the National Electoral Institute (INE).

  • Morena chooses Clara Brugada as its candidate for the Government of Mexico City

Since then, she has remained the official standard-bearer for Mexico City.

Brugada Molina, born in the Mexican capital, is running for election as the most recent mayor of Iztapalapa, the mayor's office with the largest population in all of Mexico City with more than 9.2 million inhabitants.

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His political career has its origins in the 1990s.

Who is Clara Brugada?

Clara Brugada studied a degree in Economics at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Iztapalapa unit, between 1980 and 1985, according to her last resume presented in the National Transparency Platform.

For the next 10 years—that is, from 1985 to 1995—she served as an advisor on social programs and citizen initiatives for the civil association DECA Equipo Pueblo.

Once her work in a civil association finished, Brugada participated for the first time in an election process for a position: in 1995, she was elected as a citizen councilor to represent San Miguel Teotongo in the first Citizen Council of Iztapalapa (1995-1997).

Here she also held the position of president of the Land Use Commission.

From 1997 to 2000, the Iztapalap politician obtained the position of federal representative of the LVII Legislature for district 22 (Sierra de Santa Catarina, in Mexico City) after being nominated by the Party of the Democratic Revolution, PRD, party the one in which Andrés Manuel López Obrador became head of Government between 2000 and 2005—.

In the following triennium, from 2000 to 2003, she was again a representative, but this time locally for district 29 (in Iztapalapa) in the II Legislature of the then Federal District (today Mexico City).

Again for the PRD, Brugada reached a new federal deputyship, now for the 25th district (Iztapalapa), for the period 2003-2006.

From 2006 to 2009, Clara Brugada had two positions: substitute senator for the formula headed by Senator Pablo Gómez and social attorney of the Federal District in the capital government of Marcelo Ebrard.

In 2009 she left the position of social attorney to run for the delegation leadership of Iztapalapa.

After problems within the PRD and a process that had to be defined with a vote in the local Congress, Brugada was named delegation head of Iztapalapa, a position she held until 2012.

The move to Morena

Brugada ended his delegational government in 2012 and at that time joined Morena, the party founded by López Obrador and which led him to the presidency in 2018.

And it was precisely in 2018 when Clara Brugada returned to Iztapalapa.

That year, when the delegations became mayors, the capital politician won the election for Morena and she became the first mayor of Iztapalapa.

The position of mayor lasts three years and you can opt for immediate re-election for an equal period, which is why Brugada ran for mayor of Iztapalapa in 2021 and won for another three-year term.

She did not complete the last three years as mayor because she requested a license to compete for the head of Government of Mexico City in 2024.

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