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Solidarity groups in Spain congratulate Cuba

Madrid, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The State Movement of Solidarity with Cuba (MESC) in Spain expressed greetings and congratulations to the Caribbean island on Thursday for last Sunday's parliamentary elections.

“This is an exercise in genuine and advanced popular democracy that has shown, once again, the legitimacy of the Cuban Government, immersed in updating the socialist system, in a context of extreme pressure from the United States,” the movement said in a press release published in Cubainformacion.

In that regard, the MESC stressed that the results of the elections marked the participation of 75.96 percent of voters, with 90.28 percent of valid votes.

It added that votes were cast in 23,648 polling stations without any acts of violence or complaints of fraud or incidents.

There were many young candidates: 94 between 18 and 35 years of age. The proportion of women was also very high: 55.3 percent of the total, even higher than that of the previous Assembly elected in 2018, the document noted.

The Cuba solidarity organizations pointed out that these data would be on the international front page if they were from another country, and speak of the legitimacy of democracy and the system, “but with Cuba, there is always a double standard (…) in this case it has been silence, with some malicious exceptions, in order to delegitimizing the process (…)”

Cuba is immersed in a process of updating its economic system that will improve and make Cuban socialism sustainable, weighed down by the US blockade for more than 61 years, the MESC added.

Composed of 62 solidarity organizations, the MESC reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the US blockade and defending Cuba’s sovereignty, as well as accompanying the Revolution in the construction of socialism and as an example of popular democracy.