Cubans vote in second electoral round
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- Politics and Government
- 10 / 29 / 2007
Cubans are choosing 3,028 municipal delegates to the Municipal Assemblies Sunday to complete a number of 15,236 to form these local government structure.
Authorities from the National Electoral Commission (CEN) said 2 million residents in 167 of the 169 municipalities go to vote again, since none of the candidates could get more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round.
All the mechanisms are ready, and the necessary personnel, to guarantee the good course of the elections.
In the first round, 96.49 percent of the Cuban voters gave their vote without distiction of race, sex, or social origin.
A total of 12,208 delegates were chosen in the first round, 26.79 percent are women, 16.72 percent young people, and these are figures that can be increased in the second round.
The National Electoral Law establishes the elected delegates will go to the Municipal Assemblies and many have the chance to get a post at the Provincial and National Assemblies, for five years in the case of the National.
Source: Prensa Latina