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Cuban government evaluates consultation data of Families Code

Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, held a meeting today with the drafting commission of the new Families Code, in which it transpired that over six million Cubans participated in the popular consultation.

The president of the National Electoral Council (CEN), Alina Balseiro, stated that around 336,000 proposals were made in the consultations and the most debated issues were equal marriage, parental responsibility, adoptive and assisted affiliation, solidarity gestation and violence in the family.

According to a report on Cuban television, on May 15, the CEN will officially present the detailed report on this process to the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament).

In this sense, the Minister of Justice, Oscar Silvera explained the drafting commission will assess all the criteria of the citizens on the Family Code and will make decisions based on the impacts and suggested changes.

“Furthermore, the norm will be analyzed by the deputies of the Parliament who will debate it and can carry out transformations they deem pertinent. After this process, the project will be taken to a popular referendum”, he referred.

The popular consultation scheme for the Families Code project began in the island on February 24 and ended on April 30, with more than 78,000 meetings held throughout the country.


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