|Nearly 29 Thousand Nominees for Cuban Municipal Elections
2012.09.22 - 15:23:53 / email@example.com
The National Electoral Commission (CEN) announced that nearly 29 thousand Cubans were nominated up to September 20 for the upcoming October 21 municipal elections.
According to the latest CEN report 9 thousand 965 of the nominees are women, 5 thousand 483 are youths and 7 thousand 903 are current assembly delegates.
The CEN report explains that eighteen days after the nomination process kicked off, Cubans have held some 43 thousand 524 neighbors’ nomination meetings, out of a scheduled total of 50 thousand 963 nomination gatherings in all 14 thousand 537 constituencies.
In statements to Granma newspaper, CEN secretary Ruben Perez said that the figure of neighbors’ meetings to nominate candidates represent 99. 65 percent up to date, since after some of the gatherings were held after having been cancelled due to rains.
In the meantime, Cuban electoral authorities are now involved in the publication of the voters’ registers which, after being checked and updated will make up the official register for the elections.
The election of delegates to Municipal People’s Power Assemblies or local governments will take place October 21 and a second round of elections is scheduled for October 28, in constituencies where none of the candidates get more than 50 percent of the valid votes.