HAVANA, Cuba. – As part of the more than 8 million Cubans who enjoyed their right to vote on Sunday, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the electoral college Nr. 2 at Playa municipality, where he highlighted the Cuban revolutionary public-spiritedness and of loyalty to traditions and to the Revolution.
The people, he said, nominated and freely elected the municipal delegates in the first stage, and then the assemblies at this level nominated the candidates for provincial delegates and deputies to Parliament, for whom the electors vote today with a sense of renovation and continuity.
According to the Chancellor, “we are at a crucial moment in the updating process the country is experiencing, the economic environment is difficult; but we have a unique instrument practically in the world that is People´s Power to carry out our program, with a great sense of unity and to develop a more efficient socialist economy, and a model even more fair.”
Bruno Rodriguez explained that “anyone who is aware of our electoral process and looks at it with minimally objective eyes may have any criterion, but they will have to recognize they are very indigenous elections, very Cuban, and that is an extraordinarily democratic way to do so.”
A model, Rodriguez emphasized, without the participation of the interests of transnational corporations, without the money running, without politics, without deceit or populism, without using the technology to manipulate voting, without acrimonious fights between candidates, without encouraging the fragmentation, the division and hatred; but as a genuine expression of the people´s will about how they elect their representatives with the vocation of service to the people, in pursuit of an ideal of nation that makes Cuban Socialism more efficient, democratic and just.
Taken from Granma newspaper