National Electoral Commission Set up on Friday
Havana, July 6 (RHC) Cuba´s National Electoral Commission for October general elections was set up on Friday in a ceremony held in Havana.
The entity is made up of a president, a vice-president, a secretary and another 14 members.
In October, over 8 million eligible voters, out of an 11.2 million population will elect delegates to the municipal and provincial assemblies of people´s power and the deputies to the National Assembly or Parliament.
A first stage will include the vote for municipal delegates or councillors on October 21 and the election for the provincial assembly delegates and Parliament deputies will follow.
Municipal elections are held every two and a half years in Cuba. The national assembly is renewed every five years.
The elected municipal delegates will vote candidates to the provincial assemblies and to the Parliament. The current legislature of the National Assembly was constituted after the February 2008 general elections, when Raul Castro was formally appointed President of Cuba.