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Cuban political and electoral system available on cell phones

celular cubaOn Tuesday, March 7, a new cell phone app (XCuba) developed by a team of students and professors from the Martha Abreu Las Villas Central University (UCLV), was launched. The application features information regarding Cuba’s political and electoral system, which is also available on the UCLV and National Assembly of People’s Power websites.

The tool – which was presented during an event at the prestigious university and attended by students and staff from the institution – features various sections which provide relevant information on important issues for Cuban society, such as how the country’s political system works, and how delegates, deputies and authorities are elected through different stages of the process.

According to Yanet Rodríguez Sarabia, head of the UCVL’s Mathematics, Physics and Computing Faculty, the app is designed for all, and aimed specifically at youth, who are less familiar with such topics.

She also noted that the app includes photos, documents, phrases, info-graphs, audio materials and various attachments to explain the different elements of Cuba’s political system, Constitution, electoral law and other important issues for the island’s society.During the presentation – which saw the participation of senior Party and government authorities in Villa Clara, Julio Lima Corzo and Alberto López Díaz, respectively; as well as deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power and Presidents of People’s Councils, among other guests – Law professors Gustavo Hernández Arteaga and Yanely Delgado, explained the importance of the app looking toward upcoming political processes, scheduled to take place in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Ania María Aparicio Albelo, a member of the Cuban Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Commission, and Ariel Mantecón Ramos, also a deputy, highlighted the work undertaken by the UCLV’s Application Development Group, who have managed to create an interactive and user-friendly platform, where younger generations can access this information.

Speaking on behalf of creators, David Rodríguez Mollineda, one of the members of the development team, expressed thanks for the trust placed in them to create the app designed for android phones, as well as other tools previously developed by the group to facilitate access to the documents of the 7th Party Congress, Conceptualization of the Cuban economic model, and National Plan through 2030.


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