Consuelo Baeza Martín, president of the National Nominations Commission (CCN), described as a legitimate and democratic exercise the nomination of the 470 candidates for the Cuban Parliament by the 168 Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power.
The highest authority of the National Nominations Commission said to the press that with all solemnity, and with 95% attendance, the delegates approved the people’s candidates for the national elections scheduled for March 26.
She informed that 20% of the candidates are young people up to 35 years old, for an average of 46 years , a young Parliament, she added. Women represent 55.3%; 95.3% have a university education and 45.5% are black and mestizo, an expression of the plurality or diversity that the supreme body of the State will have.
Other illustrative data on how all sectors of Cuban society will be represented in the National Assembly is that 7.7% of the future deputies belong to education, 6.6% to health, 5.1% to higher education, and 3% to the peasant and cooperative sectors.
She reminded that the Council of State called for national elections to be held on March 26, to elect deputies to the Parliament for the term of five years by using a direct and secret vote, according to the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic and the Electoral Law.
Meanwhile, from February 6 until March 24, the candidates will hold meetings and exchanges with the population, workers of centers of economic and social interest, and neighborhoods of the municipalities where they were nominated .