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Cuba's Vice President Raul Castro Ruz announced the call of the country's council of state for the election of delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of the People's Power and deputies to the national parliament.

The date of the elections was set for January 20th, 2008 and it is part of the general election process that began in July 9, 2007. Elected
candidates will be part of the governmental bodies for a five-year term.

The announcement was made four days after the setting up of the
municipal assemblies which closes the first part of the general
elections, in which more than 96 percent of the Cuban voters went to
the polls, according to official reports.

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