Holguín: the province that most supported the "No" in the referendum of the Constitution in Cuba
The Cuban Government has made public the participation and results data in the votings of Sunday, February 24, by provinces. The figures come almost a week after the polls close.
The official numbers show that Holguin was the territory where the No got more support (in relative numbers). Thus, of the 708,584 citizens who came to vote, 102,161 did so against the Constitution. This figure represents 14.4%, the highest percentage registered by provinces throughout the country.
In absolute numbers, Holguín is the second province with the most votes in favor of the No, only behind Havana (147,380).
The province that supported the least was Pinar del Río, with 5.6% of votes against. Of the 423,693 Pinar del Río residents who went to the polls, only 23,784 scored No.
Returning to the comparison in relative numbers, it is enough a superficial analysis of the participation map published in the Twitter account of Elections in Cuba to understand that the No is stronger in the Cuban East and in the area of Havana, Artemisa and Mayabeque. Meanwhile, in the center of the island the opposition was lukewarm.
The territories that most opposed the Constitution were Holguin (14.4%), Guantánamo (13.9%), Las Tunas and Mayabeque (10.6% each) and Havana (10.1%).
The rest are below the 10% barrier in the No vote to the Constitution. However, it is noteworthy that in the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, he did not get an 8.5% support. It is a figure superior to that of provinces such as Matanzas (7%) or Camagüey (8%).
It is also significant that 1.2% of government officials abroad opposed the constitutional text when they went to vote at the Minrex headquarters.
Below, we detail the percentages of support for the No, by provinces.
1.- Holguin: 14.4%
2.- Guantanamo: 13.9%.
3.- Las Tunas: 10.6%
4.- Mayabeque: 10.6%
5.- Havana: 10.1%
6.- Isle of Youth: 8.5%
7.- Artemis: 8.4%
8.- Camagüey. 8%
9.- Granma. 7.8%
10.- Santiago de Cuba: 7.8%
11.- Villa Clara: 7.4%
12.- Cienfuegos: 7.4%
13.- Slaughters: 7.0%
14.- Ciego de Ávila: 6.1%
15.- Sancti Spíritus: 6.0%
16.- Pinar del Río: 5.6%
Government officials abroad: 1.2%
Map of participation and results in the referendum of February 24, according to the official version. Photo: Elections in Cuba..
The Yes won mostly, according to figures released by the Government of Cuba, which ensures that participation in the constitutional referendum exceeded 90%. The United States has criticized the lack of democratic hygiene in elections that were voted in pencil and in which the electoral register managed by the Government throughout the day of the referendum was inflated as if by magic at the end of the vote.
A Cuban nurse who left a mission in Ecuador and is banned from entering Cuba denounced that she appeared on the lists of her constituency as having voted, even though the government prevented her from traveling to Cuba in 8 years.
Automatic translation from cibercuba.com