The inauguration of the charges of the 15 members of the Provincial Election Commission (CEP, for its Spanish acronym) in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, marked the preparation for the general elections to chose delegates to the Municipal and Provincial Assemblies of the People’s Power and deputies to the Cuban Parliament.
The Provincial Election Commission is presided by Orelbe Jacomino Ramos, with Ernesto Sosa Ramirez as Vicepresident, and Margarita Pasaron Serrano, Secretary, plus 12 members, all from state agencies and bodies and mass and social organizations.
At the monument to Major General Serafin Sanchez Valdivia, the members of the Commission pledged to observe and enforce, in the exercise of their functions, the Constitution, the Electoral Act and other rules governing the process.
By using the word Teresita Romero Rodríguez, president of the Assembly of the People’s Power in Sancti Spiritus, said that as dutiful champion to that oath, the newly elected Commission is the highest electoral authority in this central Cuban province and among its several functions it must organize, control and validate the development of the process at all levels, ensuring fairness and transparency in each of the acts, as required by Act 72.
In similar ceremonies, the Municipal Electoral Commissions will be officially constituted on Tuesday to take the reins of these general elections in the eight territories from Sancti Spiritus.
The partial elections to choose delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power for a term of two and a half years will be held on Sunday, October 21st , 2012, and on the following Sunday, October 28th , the second round will take place in those constituencies that no candidate obtains more than the 50 percent of the valid votes cast.