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Cuba endorses new Family Code

Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) President Esteban Lazo on Monday endorsed the new Family Code after being approved in popular referendum.

In a marvelous meeting, the ANPP Secretary Homero Acosta said the new regulation will come into force on Tuesday after being published on the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba.

After the signing, the Cuban president emphasized that the Yes Vote Victory is a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro; to the eternal President of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) Vilma Espín, and to Army General Raúl Castro, who promoted this initiative supported by 66.87% of the votes.

Justice Minister Oscar Silvera, on the other hand, stressed that the implementation phase will begin now, and also added Cuban jurists from are getting ready for its success.

The National Electoral Council (CNE) informed on Monday that 6,251,786 people exercised their right to vote in the popular referendum, accounting for 74.01% in relation to the basic part of 8,447,467 registered voters.

The CNE also reported that 3,936,790 Cubans voted Yes for the new law, the ones that replaces the family code in force since 1975; while 1,950,090 citizens voted No.


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