Elected Miguel Díaz-Canel President of the Republic of Cuba

The deputies to the Cuban Parliament today re-elected Miguel Díaz-Canel to hold the post of President of the Republic for the next five years, and Salvador Valdés to occupy the vice presidency.

Miguel Díaz-Canel re-elected President of the Republic of Cuba
Miguel Díaz-Canel re-elected President of the Republic of Cuba

The president of the National Electoral Council, Alina Balseiro, pointed out that all of the 462 parliamentarians present at the constitutive session of the X Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power exercised their right to vote.

Of the ballots deposited, she added, 460 were valid and two were left blank, and 97.66 percent of the deputies supported the president’s proposal, while 93.4 percent did so for the vice president.

During the presentation of the candidacies, several deputies supported the proposals and praised the qualities of both leaders.

Among other aspects, the work of the president was recognized, who led the country in the midst of very adverse circumstances, gave priority to collective work, innovation and science.

They also mentioned that the work methods applied, with visits to the territories, dialogue with the population and permanent exchange with representatives of civil society, earned them the respect and affection of the citizens.

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