In his message, Lazo described the year that is ending on Saturday as one of the most difficult in the history of the Revolution, marked by the intensification of the United States blockade and the sanctions imposed by Washington on Cuba.
He added that Cuba is also facing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the complex national energy situation, as well as “the unfortunate accidents at the Saratoga hotel, the fire at the supertanker base in Matanzas and the effects of Hurricane Ian.”
The parliamentary chief stressed that 2022 evidenced the most genuine values of the Cuban people, “determined to resist and win in the face of any adversity and guided by the example of Fidel, Raúl (Castro) and the Historic Generation.”
Lazo pointed out that Cuba continues to advance in the improvement of the People’s Power system and in the legislative exercise, focusing on continuing the development of the Constitution of the Republic, approved in 2019.
He highlighted the approval of the Family Code, after months of collective construction with the contributions and knowledge of citizens expressed in the popular consultation.
Lazo also highlighted the constitution of the Municipal People’s Power Assemblies in all 168 municipalities throughout Cuba.
He pointed out that next year will bring new challenges, in which the contribution of the delegates, whom he described as true heroes of the country’s neighborhoods and communities, will be decisive.
“We are sure that the upcoming national elections will also be another victory of the Revolution,” he said.
The year of 2023 will demand greater creative work in all areas, new ways of doing things and dedication to “the main tasks of the nation, such as the crucial economic battle, deepening citizens’ participation and the exercise of the principle of rendering accounts at different instances, among other aspects,” he noted.