On the doorstep of February 24 referendum
A brief summary of Cuba’s transcendental Constitutional Reform process
Author: Granma | email@example.com
february 22, 2019 16:02:20
1. START OF THE REFORM PROCESS
By agreement of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP), in an extraordinary session held on June 2, 2018, it was agreed to initiate the Constitutional Reform process and approve, as a first step, the creation of a Commission in charge of preparing the proposed Constitution.
The Commission, chaired by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party, and with the presence of the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the Second Secretary of the Party, José Ramón Machado Ventura, worked intensely in the drafting of the first version.
2. APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
After several sessions of debate, in July of 2018, deputies approved the proposed Constitution of the Republic, and voted to submit the document to an extensive popular consultation.
3. POPULAR CONSULTATION
The process of popular consultation extended from August 13 to November 15 and mobilized the entire country, even Cubans living abroad had the opportunity to participate.