On the last day of the tenth Ordinary Session of the National People’s Power Assembly (Parliament), the president did acknowledge that he is confident in collective leadership and ratified that he remains a faithful champion of the agreements reached during the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.
At Havana’s International Conference Center, Diaz-Canel said that this year was marked by hardships such as the Hotel Saratoga explosion, the fire in the Matanzas Industrial Zone (west), and the impact of Hurricane Ian in western Cuba.
He added that this compels us to grow, has taught us a lesson, and prompts us to calmly take step by step. He also assessed how principles, history and the people’s support increase the force and confidence in victory.
The president noted that his administration has been characterized by the fulfillment of constitutional precepts, the respect for the law and the people’s interests, and its constant promotion of citizen activation mechanisms and people’s involvement in all spheres.
In his opinion, during his administration, he insisted on the importance of listening to people’s demands and ruling accordingly and the significance of science and the assistance of experts and scholars in the improvement of democratic instruments.
Diaz-Canel underscored that during this period, a number of programs to fight economic hardships were implemented, some about food sovereignty, the strategy to achieve the stability of the national power grid, and the curb of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also spoke about the creation and promotion of social plans to reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities and assured that each law approved by the Cuban Parliament will be more legitimate as long as more people intervene in their drafting.