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Referendum held on the Family Code for Cubans abroad

rusia-colegio-electoral-580x386This Sunday, September 18, the referendum began on the new Family Code for Cubans who are abroad in state missions, who will be able to exercise their right in more than a thousand authorized schools in different cities of the world.

Schools open in China for Cuban collaborators and officials in that country
Beijing. China.- The electoral colleges authorized for collaborators and other Cuban citizens in missions in the Asian continent began the referendum that will decide whether or not the Family Code project is approved.

Due to the time difference, the embassies and consulates of the Greater Antilles in this part of the world were the first topen their doors this September 18, designated by the National Electoral Council (CNE) as the day for the vote of Cubans in the outside. This was the case, for example, with those existing in the Chinese capital and in the cities of Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chengduo.

“The text that we will vote on today, which was unanimously adopted by our National Assembly, is humanist, ethical, supportive, inclusive, tolerant, that not only expands human rights, but also dignifies everyone regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation. or identity,” said the Cuban ambassador to China, Carlos M. Pereira, minutes before casting his vote.

(Report by Itsván Ojeda Bello)

Cuban Embassy opens polling stations in three important Russian cities

The Cuban embassy in the Russian Federation opened three special polling stations this Sunday to endorse the new Family Code.

From 07:30 local time, Cubans who work, study or reside in Russia began to exercise their right to vote in the three open constituencies in the cities of Moscow, Ufa and Saint Petersburg, the ambassador told Prensa Latina exclusively. Julio Garmendia.

INDER athletes, collaborators and officials vote in different countries
Cuban collaborators, athletes and officials related to sports abroad vote this Sunday in different countries as part of the referendum for the new Family Code.

The coordinator of the island in the Barrio Adentro Deportivo Mission in Venezuela, Carlos Miguel Bermúdez, announced that everything is ready in that South American nation in coordination with the embassy and the office of social organizations.

The collaborators and 37 high-performance taekwondo, wrestling and boxing athletes have the conditions created to exercise the right to vote, the official told the digital publication Jit.

Athletes and coaches in Venezuelan territory contribute to the preparation of their respective disciplines for the XII South American Games in Asunción 2022, in Paraguay, scheduled for October 1 to 15.

With a similar purpose, a group of taekwondo athletes perform in Honduras, while in the International Parathletics Open in Cali 2022, Colombia, Antilleans participate and in the Dominican Republic mountain bike representatives.

In Serbia there are participants in the Belgrade World Wrestling Championship, and in the Czech Republic those selected to compete in the Racice Rowing World Championship.

A good number of these collaborators, athletes and officials reaffirmed their support for the new Family Code project on social networks and other platforms.

The Caribbean star of athletics for people with disabilities Omara Durand, who is attending a meeting of the International Paralympic Committee, assured that she will support that text.

Another group -according to the aforementioned sports media- will vote on the 25th on the island, after returning from their international commitments, in the special schools set up in the high-performance schools or in their respective constituencies.

The Family Code that is submitted for approval from this Sunday is based on principles such as plurality, inclusion, solidarity and the search for happiness for all people.

Cuban Foreign Minister votes for the new Family Code

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, voted in the referendum for the new Family Code, according to what the diplomat reported on his Twitter account.

The foreign minister exercised his right at the electoral college located at the headquarters of the Cuban mission to the United Nations, in New York.

From Beirut they describe the process that began this Sunday as broad and democratic
The head of the Cuban embassy in Lebanon, Jorge León, described the voting day as part of the referendum on the Family Code as broad and democratic.

Cubans in diplomatic and state service attended from the early hours of this Sunday to vote in the number one school of constituency 72, of the 123 centers that will open the polls abroad.

When speaking with Prensa Latina, León emphasized the participatory and inclusive nature of the debates on the Family Code, which was approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) of the island last July.

The Antillean diplomat meant that the voting exercise constitutes support for the revolution and the strengthening of the unity of the fundamental cell of society, respect for human dignity, protection of the most vulnerable and equality of all its members.

He also highlighted that the opinions and proposals of all Cubans, inside and outside the country during the consultations, demonstrated the interest in contributing to the development of a free, independent, sovereign nation, of social justice and human solidarity.

On Sunday, September 25, citizens over the age of 16 throughout Cuba will decide whether to “approve” or “reject” the new Family Code.

Six million 481 thousand 200 people participated in the drafting of the new regulation, 75.93 percent of the voters, in more than 79 thousand meetings throughout the island, to modify the content of the project with the suggestions of the citizens.

To be applied as law, the Family Code must receive more than 50 percent of the valid votes.

In images, Cubans abroad participate in the vote of the popular referendum
The Special Electoral Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) reports that it successfully concluded the vote abroad for the Referendum on the Family Code, held on September 18.

For the development of this democratic exercise, 123 special electoral districts and 1003 electoral colleges were set up, in which, complying with the formalities established in the Electoral Law, they offered the conditions required for the best satisfactory development of this process.

More than 22,000 Cuban citizens who were abroad for official reasons, including our collaborators and diplomats, cast their vote in this important referendum that will take place in the national territory on September 25.

The Special Electoral Commission of the Minrex, the entity in charge of organizing, directing and supervising the development of the referendum of the Family Code abroad, transferred – in accordance with current legal regulations – the results of the voting process to the National Electoral Council The Code of Families is one of the most important norms for the social life of the nation. This bill, based on the principles and values ​​enshrined in our Constitution, multiplies affections and adds rights.

(With information from Cubaminrex)

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