Cuban Workers' Central Union (CTC) in Las Tunas proposes candidates to de Parliament

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, Commander of the Revolution José Ramón Machado Ventura, and Party Political Bureau member Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, general secretary of the Cuban Workers' Central Union (CTC), were proposed as pre-candidates for the Cuban Parliament at the extraordinary plenary session of the CTC Provincial Committee in Las Tunas.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- The members of this leadership body of the trade union movement made use of the rights granted by Law 127, Electoral Law, to include among the nominees, in the free exercise of democracy, people with recognized merits to hold that position for their contributions to the leadership of the working class.

Those gathered also proposed the member of the Central Committee of the Party and its first secretary in Las Tunas Manuel Pérez Gallego; and Jaime Chiang Vega, governor at that level, as part of a pre-candidacy that exceeds 60 nominees.

The Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba Odel Peña Vázquez, from the Union of Industries, also distinguishes the pre-candidacy and becomes a sample of the democratic character of this process that grants possibilities of seats in the highest organ of government in the country to those who have put their existence at the service of the collective welfare.

And that is the attribute that reigns among those proposed to represent the territory in the National Assembly of People's Power, according to their biographical summaries released at the consultation meeting that was preceded by similar meetings in the eight municipalities of the territory.

Odalis Batista Pérez, secretary general of the CTC and president of the Candidacy Commission in the province, explained that the list is the result of the analysis of the life and work of the pre-candidates to grant that status to those who are best prepared to lead the people in the search for the desired prosperity.

She highlighted the adherence to the Electoral Law, which in its Articles 171, 172, and 173, fundamentally, regulates the legal procedures of participation in this important step towards the conformation of the National Assembly of People's Power, the supreme organ of State power, which represents all the people and expresses their sovereign will, following Article 102 of the Constitution of the Republic.

The workers' leader said that the candidacy includes a diversity of sectors, sexes, and ages that reflect the composition of the current Cuban society.