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Cuban Governors and Lieutenant Governors, Elections

Governors and Lieutenant Governors for the administration the country deserves
The January 18 election of provincial governors and deputy governors is clearly a step forward for the country’s institutional framework

Yudy Castro Moralesjanuary 20, 2020 09:01:05

Provincial governors and lieutenant governors8 were elected January 18.








Photo: Dunia Álvarez
The election of these authorities, this past Saturday, as stipulated in the new Constitution of the Republic, places the country on the path of more efficient government, a complex path, yes, complex but doable.

This is not a totally new beginning; work has begun, but governors and lieutenant governors will have their hands full after assuming their positions as the highest executive-administrative authorities at the provincial level.

The performance of these officials elected in a direct, secret ballot vote by delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power will determine just how quickly difficulties in a given province are resolved; how much progress can be made on challenging goals that, rather than intimidate, can motivate; and how structural changes are translated into effective work.

Absolutely nothing in their efforts can be formal; this is not simply a question of new offices with new authorities, but the determination to transform, to perfect, to impact Cubans’ daily life with improved quality of life and well-being. Continue reading

The demands of the people guide government work

The demands of the people guide government work
Legislators approved three new laws and addressed a variety of issues of special importance to the population and key to the nation’s development, during this challenging period

Lisandra Fariñas Acostajuly 16, 2019 14:07:23









Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, exercised his right to vote as a deputy in the election of the new National Electoral Council. Photo: Estudios Revolución
The Third Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Ninth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, that concluded July 13, began the extensive legislative process required to concretize the new Constitution’s stipulations.

Participating were Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee; Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers; Second Party Secretary José Ramón Machado Ventura; and Esteban Lazo Hernández, Political Bureau member and president of the Assembly. Deputies approved three new laws of special importance: an Electoral Law, a National Symbols Law, and a Fisheries Law, the first on this subject to be approved at the national level.

The Assembly also elected the National Electoral Council, to be headed by Alina Balseiro, and reviewed issues of central relevance to the country’s development, including the performance of the 2019 Economic Plan during the first half of the year and the close-out report for the 2018 state budget, reaffirming the national priorities identified by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz: defense of the homeland and the economic battle.

Initiating the session, Esteban Lazo recalled the “memorable” session held last April 10, when the country’s new Constitution was proclaimed, demanding “more dynamism, sensibility, patriotism, and intelligence, in order to confront the challenges and keep the homeland free, independent, and sovereign.”


Mañana ocho millones de cubanos podrán ejercer voto

Mañana ocho millones de cubanos podrán ejercer, con su voto, el derecho a decidir un destino de soberanía arduamente conquistada. Con la elección de los diputados a la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular y de los delegados a las asambleas provinciales, se dará otro importantísimo paso en unas elecciones generales de trascendental impacto para la Isla y su Revolución
Autor: Granma |
9 de marzo de 2018 22:03:50







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Anti-Cuban provocation plot foiled on eve of elections,

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba







Source: Granma

March 9 2018
Anti-Cuban provocation plot foiled on eve of elections

The operation was carried out with financing and support from counter-revolutionary groups based abroad and other international organizations such as the so-called Democratic Initiative of Spain and the Americas (IDEA); Pan American Democracy Foundation; the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation; and using a small, illegal anti-Cuban group as instrument.
As is customary in any reactionary initiative in our region, the involvement of the OAS Secretary General was not lacking.

It should also be remembered that a similar operation was attempted last year in which, as well as the aforementioned groups, the Democracy and Community Center; the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL); and Interamerican Institute for Democracy, run by terrorist and CIA agent Carlos Alberto Montaner, all of which have been actively working against Cuba and whose links with the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which receives funding from the U.S. government to carry out subversive programs against Cuba, are well known.

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Cubans nominate candidates for upcoming general elections

Another step toward consolidating our socialist democracy
Esteban Lazo, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, addresses the Cuban people, as the nomination of candidates for upcoming general elections begins
Author: Esteban Lazo Hernández |
september 4, 2017 10:09:43

f0018731Beginning today, September 4 through the end of the month, the process of nominating candidates for upcoming general elections begins in neighborhood assemblies across the country.
In a message to the Cuban people on the occasion, Esteban Lazo, President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, stated, “We are a few hours away from the beginning of the first stage of the general elections process, during which the people will nominate and elect delegates who will be members of Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power, for the 18th term in office.
“To reach this moment, electoral commissions have worked intensely on the organization, provisioning, coordination, and preparation of the process … with the purpose of guaranteeing the functioning of thousands of electoral authorities, above all the 24,000 polling stations that will be opened in (the country’s) 12,515 constituencies.
“We are among the few citizens in the world who in public meetings propose and nominate, openly and directly, candidates for constituency delegate, in an expression of profound democracy and enormous responsibility, since these individuals will form the Municipal Assembly, where they will make important decisions affecting the lives of inhabitants of the area, such as the approval and supervision of socio-economic plans, as well as the local budget, among many others.”

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