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Polling stations open in Cuba for municipal elections

Polling stations open in Cuba for municipal elections

Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Polling stations opened their doors to hold municipal elections in Cuba.

Local media and profiles on social media confirm the opening of polling stations throughout the country, where 23,480 places are expected to operate for these purposes.

As provided for in the most recent electoral law of the island, at the beginning of the suffrage, empty ballot boxes are shown to voters and then sealed to be guarded by students.

The democratic process, the first to be held after the restructuring of the island’s electoral system, will be open until 6:00 p.m., and voters may attend the public counting of the ballots.

To be elected, a candidate must receive, at least, 50% plus one of the total votes. He will then exercise his mandate, on a non-professional basis, for five years, according to the changes introduced by the 2019 Constitution.

In relation to data disclosed by the National Electoral Council, some eight million Cubans must go to vote, of which more than 20 thousand will do so for the first time. Constituency delegates integrate the municipal assemblies of the People’s Power, the most important decision-making body in each territory, including the execution of the government´s budget.

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