The newspaper reported on the results that indicate a victory in favor of the new legislation, and quoted National Electoral Council President Alina Balseiro, who said on television that “the Family Code has been ratified by the people.”
It also reproduced a tweet by President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez who stated, ‘With the joy for the first results from the referendum in favor of #CodigoSí, we are starting a challenging week with hurricane #Ian very close.”
The newspaper cited official information according to which 6,251,786 voters exercised their right to vote, equivalent to 74.01% of the electoral roll. Of the total of 5,891,705 valid votes, 3,936,790 were for the Yes vote (66.87%) and 1,950,090 for the No vote (33.13%).
The new Cuban Family Code, which will come into force immediately, replaces the one in force since 1975.
This is the first time that a law different from the Constitution is submitted to a referendum in Cuba, La Jornada concluded.