Articles of General Elections

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Why Cuba needs a new electoral law

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What will the approval of a new electoral law mean for Cuba? What reforms will it include? What positive experience of previous electoral processes will be considered? What challenges will its implementation pose?

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An electoral system backed by the people


A total of 7,399,891 voters, representing 85.65% of those eligible, exercised their right to vote in the March 11 general elections, according to the National Electoral Commission (CEN), in a report of final results, presented following a crosscheck to verify compatibility of voter registries.

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Cuban Elections Turnout 82.9 Percent, Says CEN

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The National Electoral Commission (CEN) of Cuba reported Monday 82.9 percent of voters participated on the Sunday legislative elections, though this is not the final count, it indicated. According to CEN president Alina Balseiro,7,399,891 voters showed up at polling stations to cast their ballots, out of a list of 8,926,575 registered voters.

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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?


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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Dynamic test ensures all arrangements in place for upcoming elections

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With a week to go before the final stage of Cuba’s general elections, which will take place on March 11, around 200,000 electoral authorities participated in the dynamic test (mock election) to confirm that everything is in place to guarantee the necessary conditions for the vote.

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CEN Highlights Strength of the Cuban Electoral Process


The authorities of the Cuban National Electoral Commission (CEN) assure that the voting system in the country has notable strengths, as evidenced by the preparations under way today for the forthcoming general elections. ‘The Cuban electoral process has many elements that distinguish it, and recognizing them is a source of pride,’ stated the CEN vice president Tomás Amarán during a press conference.

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Cuba prepares for General Elections Drill


The National Electoral Commission (CEN) continues today its preparations for the drill of general polls on the 11th of this month, checking to be done on March 4, in the over 24 thousand polling stations of the country.