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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.
march 11, 2018 07:03:01
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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The enemy plan will be defeated with more Cubans defending our reality

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The CIA had their hopes pinned on agent “Pablo.” He had an excellent education and knew how to relate to youth and students, the focus of Washington’s plans in Cuba. State Security here, however, had full confidence in the man they called “Daniel.” In April of 2011, the real identity of Daniel and Pablo as one and the same person was announced; writer and university professor, Raúl Capote.