A total of 11 thousand 424 delegates (councilors) were elected on 19 April during the first round of the partial elections in Cuba, Granma newspaper reported today.
To disclose the official results of the first electoral round, the president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), Alina Balseiro, said the 89.88 percent of voters went to the polls on Sunday to elect delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power (councilors).
In the context of the election process which was a sample of participatory democracy and support for the political system on the island, Balseiro noted that 90.52 percent of the ballots were valid, reflecting the quality of these votes.
The President of the CEN also reported that blank ballots cast represented only 4.54 percent, while the void was 4.92 percent.
Moreover, the highest electoral authority recalled that morning a total of 165 thousand constituencies, representing 9.25 percent of the total 12 000 589 in the country, go to second round in 149 municipalities.
For this occasion, he said, they will be shown and three thousand 351 polling stations, which can go more than one million 256 thousand voters.
Balseiro also recognized the seriousness with which election officials have worked and conscious participation of the voters and institutions and mass organizations that support the elections, to make them once again, an event village.