Cuban Deputies Consider Membership of Parliament, Council of State

Cuban News Agency

Eduardo Torres Cuevas, member of the National Candidature Commission in Cuba.
Eduardo Torres Cuevas, member of the National Candidature Commission, made a statement to the press. (Photo: ACN).

The election of the new Council of State, including the new Cuban President, will take place April 19

All 605 recently elected Cuban deputies are currently considering the proposals for candidates to make up the Cuban Council of State, which includes the new president and vice-presidents of the country, along with the leadership of the island’s Parliament.

The information was given by the president of the National Candidature Commission Gisela Duarte in conversation with Juventud Rebelde newspaper.

Citing the Cuban Constitution, Duarte said that the Council of State represents the Parliament between the two sessions held by the assembly every year and implements the parliament’s accords.

On March 11 Cubans went to the polls to elect the new deputies and according to the National Electoral Commission the turnout was calculated at 7 million 399, 891 voters, standing for 85.65 percent of all voters convened.

The election of the new Council of State, including the new Cuban President,
will take place April 19

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