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    A young member of a People's Power Assembly participates in Cuban elections. | Photo: EFE

Published 21 January 2018

Between Jan. 22 and March 10, those nominated will begin tours of municipalities to meet locals prior to the March 11 elections by the Council of State.

Millions of Cubans representing municipal People’s Power Assemblies are nominating candidates to run for the country’s National Assembly.

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National Candidacy Commission chief Gisela Duarte explained the voting process to Granma.

"At first, the Assembly must approve the candidacy by a majority of the votes of those present,” Duarte said.

“Subsequently, the president of the municipal assembly submits to vote, individually, each of the proposals. To be included, they should have more than half of the favorable votes of the delegates present.”

Organized by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, this action is part of the general election process being carried out by the Caribbean nation.

Between Jan. 22 and March 10, those nominated will begin tours of municipalities to meet locals prior to the March 11 elections by the Council of State.

The election season will reach its apex on April 19, when the National Assembly of People's Power will vote for the president of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic.


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