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Cuba Prepares New Electoral Law

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Cuba is preparing a new Electoral Law in accordance with the Constitution passed in December 2018 and endorsed by citizens' vote in February.


Havana, Cuba.- The new Magna Carta's First Transitory Provision enables the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) to pass a new Electoral Law during a six-month term right after this new Constitution was in force.

This implies a mandate of compulsory compliance, heeding attention to the very constitutional document, which its Article 7 provides the supremacy of the Law of Laws, that is, the Magna Carta, explained Dr. Orisell Richards, Professor at the Law School of Havana University to Granma newspaper.

The current Constitution, from its first article, has a full partaking spirit and reinforces the José Martí's motto,"with everyone and for everyone's sake," she pointed out.

She set out that the Electoral Law refers to the election of MPs to the National Assembly, its President, Vice President and Secretary; the Council of State, the President and Vice-President of the Republic and the members of the National Electoral Council.

Likewise, it refers to electing provincial Governors and Vice Governors, delegates to the municipal assemblies of the People's Power, its President and Vice President.

It is added that part of the new structure of the State defined in the Constitution requires an Electoral Law to arrange the mechanisms for the organization and guarantees of this process, she stressed.

The specialist indicated that it turns out necessary to incorporate the positive experiences of previous processes into the Law, as well as to perfect, broaden or simplify other procedures, so that the resulting legislation reflects in a more coherent way the reality of the country. (PL)

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