Cuba Holds Second Round of Partial Elections

Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) – A total of 1,165 constituencies in 149 Cuban municipalities today are holding the second round of partial elections to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power (councilors).

According to the National Electoral Commission (CEN-Spanish acronym), for this occasion 3,351 polling stations have ben set and over a million 250 thousand voters have been summoned to vote from seven o’clock until six in the afternoon.

This second electoral round takes place in the constituencies where no candidate won more than 50 percent of the valid votes, a condition required by the Act to be elected.

CEN President Alina Balseiro, on Sunday told the newspaper Juventud Rebelde that all the conditions are created so that elections takes place smoothly.

On April 19, more than 7,550,000 thousand Cubans exercised their right to vote on the 12,589 constituencies of the nation to elect their councilors for the next two and a half years.

In the first round, 11,424 delegates were chosen and a participation of 89.88 percent of the electorate was registered, which was an example of the participatory democracy and support to the political system of the island.

In Cuba, voting has constitutional seat and all citizens from 16 years of age can access it, as long as they are not considered disabled cases as regulated in the Magna Carta and the Electoral Law.

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