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Mexico City's governmental secretary, Patricia Mercado Castro, is a well-know Mexican feminist politician and a potential successor to Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera, although in an interview with Spanish paper El País she dissimises it.
The founder and former president and the 2006 presidential candidate of the extinct Socialdemocratic Party says she would like to belong to the new presidential team in the next 2018 elections.
Patricia Mercado, one of the few women politicians in her country, would like to be part of a coalition of Left parties, but she would like to keep herself a "citizen without parties".
"As women politician, we are not treated like equals. Politics is still a very masculine space, where men feel at ease", Castro said. She is also a well-known fighter of women rights and has promoted many initiatives to stop violence against women in Mexico.
"Undoubtedly, sexism is still an obstacle to become a 'presidenta'. However, amid the general disappointment of the population with politics, the voters could also see in a woman a chance to have a government that is more closer, more quotidian and more present in their day-to-day life".
Read the whole interview with Patricia Mercado in Spanish leading newspaper El País.