Cuban Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power Officially Constituted

Cuban News Agency

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In Sancti Spiritus, the eight municipal assemblies were constituted on Sunday. (Photo: Vicente Brito / Escambray).

The 168 Municipal Assemblies of the People’s Power were constituted throught Cuba this Sunday, December 17th, complying with the Article 126 of the Electoral Law.

According to this article, on the date set by the State Council, within 21 days of the election of all delegates, they meet in their own right, provided with their respective certificates of election, to constitute the Assembly and elect by secret ballot its president and vice president.

These assemblies were initiated under the direction of the presidents of the municipal electoral commissions.

With an attendance of 98.5 percent of all delegates, the 168 municipalities elected their presidents and vice-presidents, whose proposals were presented by the candidacy commissions to that body, which were made up of two candidates selected from the delegates of the assembly itself.

The acts of constitution of the municipal assemblies of the Popular Power and the election of its president and vice president constituted another example of genuine democracy and popular participation, characterized by its organization, discipline, transparency and compliance with the provisions of the law. This concludes the first stage of the general elections 2017-2018.

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