Army General Raul Castro, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and president of the councils of State and Ministers, attends in Havana the sixth regular session of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of the People’s Power.
Also present at the meeting are Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the PCC and vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers; and Politburo members Miguel Diaz-Canel, first vice-president of the councils of State and Ministers, and Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban Parliament, as well as other leaders and heroes of the Republic of Cuba.
At Havana’s Convention Center, deputies will discuss, with a view to its adoption, the report by the Committee for Economic Affairs
referred to the implementation of the State Budget and the Economy Plan corresponding to 2015, and will know more about the country’s plans for 2016.
The top legislative organ will also receive, as usual, an update on the
progress of the Guidelines of the Socioeconomic Policy adopted at the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in 2011, and will elect the lay judges of the Supreme Court.
From Saturday to Monday, the over 500 deputies held exchanges on the performance and prospects of strategic measures and programs to benefit the population and the economy, its problems and shortcomings, and how to solve them.