The country is immersed in an election process that will conclude in April. Granma International explains the keys to the Cuban system. The Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People's Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country's independence.
To be selected in the upcoming second stage of Cuban elections are 605 deputies and members of Cuba's Council of State, including its President and Vice President. As a genuine expression of democracy, the first stage of Cuba's general elections 2017-2018 concluded, this past December 17, with the constitution of 168 Municipal Assemblies of People's Power, composed of more than 12,000 delegates, elected directly and secretly by the population, who participated in a first and second round vote November 26 and December 3, respectively.
Doha 2 de enero 2018.- His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani sent cables of congratulations to Cuban President Raul Castro on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. The Peninsula Newspaper.