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Diaz-Canel congratulates elected governors and deputy governors

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Provincial governors and deputy governors, elected unanimously, were congratulated today by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

“With you and the people, we are going to work with commitment and devotion, thinking on Cuba,” the president stressed on Twitter.

Six governors were reelected, those of the provinces of Artemisa, Matanzas, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Las Tunas and Santiago de Cuba, the president of the National Electoral Council (CEN), Alina Balseiro, informed at a press conference.

While four vice governors, those of Havana, Mayabeque, Granma and Guantanamo were elected as governors.

In Cuba, the President of the Republic is who submits to the CEN the proposals of candidates to occupy these positions.

Through free, equal, direct and secret vote, the delegates to the municipal People’s Power assemblies were in charge, of confirming those who for the next five years will have the mission of guiding the economic and social development of their territory.

The Council of State decided that the installment of the newly elected and reelected provincial governors and deputy governors, as well as the constitution of the provincial councils of People’s Power, will take place next Sunday.