Tokyo, Japan.- Officials from the Cuban Embassy in Japan have debated today the Draft Constitution and contributed their proposals for the definitive drafting of the new Cuban Magna Carta.
The diplomats analyzed the paragraphs of the Preamble and the articles contained in the titles Political Foundations, Economic Foundations, Citizenship, Principles of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Policy, State Structure, Local Organs of People’s Power and the Electoral System.
They emphasized on issues related to the principles governing international relations, the strengthening of the Socialist Rule of Law, and the effective implementation of the current Economic and Social Policy Guidelines.
Likewise, in the implications of the application of the principle of effective citizenship, as well as the proposed changes in the structure of the State, the functioning of the provincial and municipal bodies of People’s Power.
In all cases they made different proposals including elements related to the procedures and stipulations to be contemplated in future laws to be adopted after the approval and entry into force of the new Cuban Constitution, according to Facebook of the diplomatic headquarters.
The document is composed of the preamble, 224 articles (87 more than the current Constitution), divided into 11 titles, 24 chapters and 16 sections.
From the current Constitution of the Republic, 11 articles remain, 113 are modified and 13 are eliminated.
The popular consultation began in Cuba on August 13 and will end on November 15, and the criteria issued will be presented to the National Assembly for the drafting of the Magna Carta to be submitted to an approval referendum.
Cubans living abroad are also participating in the consultation.