Cuban Elections Disciplined, Electoral Commission President

Cuban News Agency

The president of the National Electoral Commission Alina Balseiro Balseiro stressed the organization, discipline and enthusiasm that characterize elections all over the country.

Sunday elections in Cuba constitute a patriotic demonstration because the huge turnout stands for a massive reaffirmation that this is a people’s event, said the president of the National Electoral Commission Alina Balseiro, after she cast her ballot in the voting station located in her neighborhood.

Some 29 thousand 585 voting stations opened throughout the island at 7 am as over 8 million citizens are scheduled to vote delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power, or local governments.

Balseiro stressed the organization, discipline and enthusiasm marking today’s elections throughout the country as Cubans go to the polls to elect those who will represent them in municipal governments.

A total of 14 thousand 537 delegates to the local governments will be elected in this stage of general elections, with a second round slated for October 28 for those constituencies where none of the delegates gets more than 50 percent of the valid votes.

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