Tuesday, 23 January 2018 10:25

Raúl Nominated as Candidate to National Assembly

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Raúl Nominated as Candidate to National Assembly Photo: Estudio Revolución

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, was nominated Sunday, January 21 as a candidate for deputy to the National Assembly of People's Power by the municipality of Segundo Frente, in the province of Santiago de Cuba.


Havana, Cuba.- In an extraordinary session of the Municipal Assembly, held at the Andes Theater in Mayarí Arriba, the nomination of Raul was unanimously approved by the 79 delegates who, elected by the people in their respective constituencies, are part of this governing body.

Along with Raúl, also nominated to the national parliament was Yarisandi Hechavarría, engineer at the Sierra Cristal Agroforestry Enterprise.

Four other individuals with outstanding revolutionary and labor careers were chosen as candidates for delegates to the Provincial Assembly of People's Power.

Likewise, first Party secretary in the province, Lázaro Expósito Canto, was among the nominees to the National Assembly approved during the extraordinary meeting of the Santiago de Cuba Municipal Assembly, along with José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Central Committee secretariat.

In all, nine municipal assemblies in the province nominated 54 deputies to the national parliament and 105 delegates to the Provincial Assembly, in accordance with article 94 of the country's Electoral Law.

Photos and biographies of the candidates will now be displayed in public, easily accessed areas, and meetings with the population will be held in the 13 electoral districts, where voters will exercise their rights on March 11.

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