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Preps for general elections next 20th January will be taken a step further today, when delegates at Municipal level will nominate candidates for provincial assemblies and deputies to the National Assembly of the People's Power.

All is ready for the delegates (council members) recently elected to nominate the 1,815 seats contested, 614 of them for the National Assembly, said the secretary of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), Tomas Amaran.

Until now preparation is marching as planned, said the official as he explained that even in the eastern part of the island everything is ready for the process that will renovate provincial governments and the national parliament.

If elections were to be held tomorrow, he added, the provinces of Granma, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo and Las Tunas, as well as Camaguey would do alright, in spite of being recently affected by floods that left 500 million dollars in losses.

Those who result nominated today will be submitted to the scrutiny of their neighbors in the municipal level or district, according to the electoral law in force since 1992 that gives the right to vote to those over 16 years of age and those who have not been judicially incapacitated.

Nominees are about half of those who were already elected for the 169 municipal governments, after being selected by more than 96.49 percent of the 8.1 million of electors voting last October.

Over 200 thousand citizens will directly support the polls as electoral authorities from national to district level, said Amaran. (Latin American News Agency)

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