02/03/13- Prensa Latina (Habana) - More than 8.6 Million Cubans Called to the Polls
Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A total of 8,631,836 Cubans are summoned to the polls on Sunday to elect the 612 members of parliament, said the president of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Alina Balseiro.
Using the free, equal and secret suffrage, according to the Electoral Act 1992, those in the register of voters will also elect the 1269 delegates to 15 provincial assemblies of People's Power, in nearly 30,000 polling stations enabled in the country.
Balseiro told reporters that they have created the conditions to ensure a massive attendance for election, as is tradition in Cuba.
Over 225,000 election officials were appointed to these elections, about 150,000 of them will work at the polling stations directly.
Those citizens received the necessary training to ensure the success of the elections, and the system was subjected to a dynamic test on Sunday, which allowed us to detect and correct problems, said the president of the CEN.
The election for members of parliament and provincial deputies is the second part of the general elections 2012-2013, convened in Cuba last July by the State Council.
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