Havana, Cuba.- President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Wednesday warned that the United States government lacks moral and prestige to question the constitutional referendum held on Sunday in Cuba, in which almost eight million people participated.

‘Pompeo and the U.S. government do not enjoy prestige or morals to question the free and sovereign constitutional referendum held by the Cubans on February 24’, the President posted on Twitter, in which he has 102,000 followers.

The Head of State described high officials in Washington characterized by their hostility to Cuba as hawks of war, lies and interference.

Diaz-Canel’s stance follows the one set by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made some statements and called the massive exercise a pretext to ‘perpetuate the dictatorship.’

During the February 24 referendum, about 84.4 percent of Cubans over 16 years of age participated, and of them, almost seven million people, 86.8 percent, voted Yes to the new Constitution.

More than 706,000 citizens, nine percent of voters, voted NO.

The new Constitution ratified by the Cuban people underlines the irrevocability of socialism and the leading role of its Communist Party in society, expands rights and individual guarantees, strengthens people’s power from the grassroots and recognizes several forms of property, including private one.