Previously, some work have been done by the Candidacy Commissions (CC) constituted at that level, which have among their powers to prepare and submit proposals for candidates for delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of the People’s Power and deputies to the National Assembly of the People’s Power.
The CCs are part of a genuine process of democracy unique in the world and their constitution gives them a deeply popular character because they count on representatives of various organizations, chaired by the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC, for its Spanish acronym).
The Candidacy Commissions are currently putting the final touch to preparations for the constitutive session of the local government bodies in Sancti Spiritus’ eight municipalities.
At the time of the creation of the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power, the CCs at that level will present their proposals for president and vice president of these bodies, and when a decision is made, those municipal delegates, on behalf of the people, will postulate candidates for delegates to the Provincial Assembly and deputies to the National Assembly.
Prior to the submission of proposals an extensive consultation process in neighborhoods, workplaces and institutions, is carried out, which includes the delegates elected in each constituency.
These are the 15th Cuban elections since 1976. As legislated, every two and a half years elections are conducted to choose delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power, and the general elections took place every five years, where delegates to provincial assemblies and deputies to the Cuban Parliament are elected.