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A Constitution to serve Cuba

A Nacional ConstitucionThe first period of ordinary sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power’s 9th Legislature concluded yesterday, July 22, after addressing a full agenda of important issues, outstanding among which was the approval of a proposal for new Constitution of the Republic.

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, were among the 600 legislators who approved plans to submit the draft, as modified during this session, to popular consultation, August 13 through November 15.

Esteban Lazo Hernández, National Assembly president, commented on the high level of discussion and commended the work done to prepare the proposal, which will serve to help the people during the consultation over the next three months.

Also approved during the ordinary sessions were a new Council of Ministers; the 2017 state budget settlement; and reports from standing committees working on Economic Affairs, and on Constitutional and Legal Affairs.


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