Cuban deputies study project of electoral bill.

The project was presented to legislators and regional authorities through the videoconferencing system from the Capitol. Photos/ Prensa Latina.

HAVANA, Cuba. – Cuban parliamentarians knew this Wednesday, by videoconference from the National Capitol, the electoral bill that from this Friday until June 26 will be the subject of territorial meetings with deputies and guests for their analysis.

The President of the National Assembly, Esteban Lazo, highlighted the extraordinary importance of the text, which responds to the mandate of the Constitution, and he remarked it reflects the principles of the Cuban political system.

When presenting the draft Electoral Law, the chair of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Jose Luis Toledo, pointed out as a novel element the incorporation of the National Electoral Council as a permanent body.

The proposal recognizes two periodic elections: municipal and national, and the process of validating election is simplified in the ceremonies of constitution of People’s Power Assemblies.

New Items

The draft Electoral Law, presented to parliamentarians from all over the country via videoconference system, amends the current proportion for the election of deputies, so that the National Assembly would be composed of 474 legislators approximately.

In this regard, the Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Jose Luis Toledo, emphasized that the new figure maintains as a principle the representativeness of all municipalities and sectors.

The proposed Electoral Law provides for variations in the number of members of the State Council, which would consist of 21 members, including their leadership.

It also regulates the aspects related to the election of provincial governors and vice-governors, and electoral crimes remain in the law until the enactment of the new Penal Code.