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Minute to minute: National Assembly Constituent Session

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The Republic of Cuba’s Council of State agreed to initiate, on April 18, the Constituent Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power 9th Legislature, at the Havana International Conference Center. Follow our coverage live on our official Facebook and Twitter accounts

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Cuba Moves Forward Constituent Session of New Legislature

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The Council of State of Cuba announced on Monday that the constituent session of the 9th Legislature of the National Parliament, initially scheduled for Thursday 19, has been moved forward to Wednesday 18.

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Our deputies have all the merits and abilities needed to represent us in the National Assembly

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With the same rights enjoyed by the Cuban people, the principal protagonists in the democratic, participative process of the 2017-2018 general elections, readers of Granma International are offereda dialogue, organized by our multimedia staff, with members of the National Candidatures Commission on their work during these historic elections.

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The United States is an oligarchy, not a democracy

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“The government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich.” By replacing the term “people” in Abraham Lincoln’s well-known phrase with those who have real power in the United States, we gain a more exact idea of how U.S. politics and society work.

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Dedication and commitment, pillars of People’s Power

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Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, attended the constitution of Villa Clara’s Provincial, and noted to the press that he had observed much humility and commitment among the delegates elected and their leadership, saying that the process had been transparent and serious.

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Minute by minute: General elections in Cuba

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Follow our live coverage of Cuba’s general elections through Granma and Granma International’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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10:51 a.m. Another triumph in the Sierra Maestra

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Children Guard the Ballot Boxes in Cuban Elections

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Thousands of Cuban students from elementary and secondary schools guard today the ballot boxes of the second stage in the general elections 2017-2018 to select deputies to the Parliament and delegates to the Provincial Assemblies. For decades, the presencer of children and teenagers with their uniforms and school attributes, has given a distinctive touch to

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How is the President elected in Cuba?

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The person who becomes the President of Cuba’s Council of State is chosen through a process that entails several steps, with the people and their elected representatives participating directly. There is no need to dig through Cuba’s Election Law no.72, dated October 29, 1992, to find the answer. It is explicit, and Dr. José Luis Toledo Santander, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Constitutional and Legal Affairs Commission, gets right to the point.

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How do elections work in Cuba?

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THE Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society.

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Elections in Cuba Without Campaigns or Politicking, Says a Candidate

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The Cuban electoral process takes place in a clean manner and without the hustle and bustle of the political campaigns, said Carlos Rafael Fuentes, one of the 605 candidates for the Cuban Parliament. In statements to Prensa Latina, the official of the National Assembly of the People’s Power stated that these days the candidates for deputies make tours of the country.