President Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed that “it was a day of celebration, joy, confirmation, and convictions.”
On Sunday, Cubans elected the new 470 members of the National Assembly of People’s Power, in elections that were highlighted by broad citizen participation.
As reported this Monday morning by the president of the National Electoral Council (CEN), Alina Balseiro, 6,164,876 voters exercised their vote, of the 8,120,072 that make up the electoral roll; which represents a 75.92% participation.
Balseiro commented that the attendance of Cubans at these elections was higher than in previous processes. Compared to the Family Code Referendum, held in September 2022, it was 1.8% higher; while compared to the municipal elections last November there was 7.36% more participation, reported Prensa Latina.
The head of the CEN further explained that of the total ballots deposited in the polls, 90.28% were valid6.22% were blank and 3.50% were cancelled.
Likewise, of the total valid votes cast, 72.10% voted for all the proposed candidates and 27.90% opted for selective suffrage.
The CEN president stated that “it was an uneventful dayin which the electoral environment, discipline, transparency and adherence to the truth were appreciated”.
For his part, the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, stressed that “it was a day of celebration, joy, confirmation, convictions” and that once again they had “a revolutionary victory.”
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The CEN indicates that the process of the 2023 national elections culminates on April 19, with the constitution of the National Assembly of People’s Power, taking possession of the new deputies for a legislative period of five years.
Once its responsibilities have been assumed, the body will be in charge of electing its board of directors, which in turn is the Council of State, and also the president and vice president of the Republic.