President of the Councils of State and Ministers Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, exercised his right to vote at Mayari Arriba, in Santiago de Cuba’s Segundo Frente municipality, as part of the general election process to chose this February 3rd the delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of the People’s Power and the deputies to Parliament.
The Cuban president performed this civic act shortly after 10:00 o’clock this morning, in the No.2 polling station set at Frank Pais Pioneer Palace. So said a telephone statement Escambray got from Pedro Pupo Nuñez, head of the polling station officials.
Pupo Nuñez also said that Raul talked for a few minutes with the electoral authorities, and with the student pioneers who were guarding the ballot boxes. The leader asked about how the vote process was going on, which was characterized there by the mass participation of electors.
Raul Castro was endorsed Parliament candidate by the 79 delegates that make up the Segundo Frente Municipal Assembly of the People’s Power, in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba.
During the last stage of the liberation war, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro assigned Raul the mission of organizing a new front to fight Fulgencio Batista dictatorship. Thus, the Segundo Frente Oriental Frank Pais García was founded on March 11, 1958, which was led by Raul until the end of the guerrilla struggle.
This Saturday, the Cuban president visited several hurricane Sandy-hit areas in Santiago de Cuba to check the state of the recovery tasks.
(Translated by Escambray)