Cuba: After High Election Turnout, Authorities of State Vote Awaits

The inbound National Assembly will elect a brand new Council of State in 04.

With voter turnout for Cuba’s legislative selection Sunday at almost 80 %, the island completed the second phase of its  general elections which will culminate in the election of a brand new executive in April.


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According to the National Electoral Commission (CEN), about 78. 5% of voters –  almost 7 million people – participated in the political election.

More than eight mil Cubans were eligible  to election for the 605 deputies to the Nationwide Assembly of People’s Power as well as the 1, 265 delegates to the fifteen Provincial Assemblies of People’s Strength.

On April sixteen, the incoming National Assembly will certainly elect a new Council of Condition, who will then determine the body’s chief executive.

Current president Raul Castro announced in 2017 that he may not be seeking reelection.

Under Cuba’s 1992 election legislation, those registered could cast their own ballot  in  “a free, equivalent and secret vote”  in some  24, 470 polling stations  over the country’s 168 municipalities.

According to official, no occurrences were reported although heavy rain fall complicated voting in some areas.


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The provinces that will reported highest voter turnout  had been Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio plus Granma.

Scrutiny from the vote and tally took place within the presence of  more than 200, 1000 electoral authorities, as well as any local community members who desired to observe the count number, as permitted under Cuban legislation.