Two and a half years ago on a tour of Cuba, organized from Canada, I visited the Offices of the National Assembly of Popular Power, Cuba’s highest level of government, in the Mirimar suburb of Havana. Not only did our hosts explain the workings of the National Assembly but they gave each visitor this little booklet attached, “Peoples Power, Republic of Cuba”.
Readers are urged to forward this document along to those who may have an interest since I have permission from the copyright holder, the Cuban National Assembly of Popular Power, to distribute it unchanged from original content and complete. Those who may wish to edit the booklet for publishing space limitations should telephone the Assistant to the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Alugrez, Havana, Cuba. Tel: 011-53-7-204-2048.
As many readers know I have observed the election process here in Cuba on 2 occasions but found there were many little details that were unclear to me as to how they were done. This English language booklet answered those questions to fill in the gaps and has served as a handy reference on many occasions. I think I now know more about the Cuban political system and election system than my own Canadian system.
With the inaccurate and superficial reporting of events in Cuba, like the elections, Sunday, January 19th, 2003, available in Canada, I put the push on to scan my booklet into my computer, with the coloured diagrams, and reconstructed the booklet, in original format, as a MS Word document I could email.
Those who lack the time or interest to read the complete attachment may find the charts at the back of interest, like the one on the last page: “Deputies whose office ended”. It shows the number and percentage who resigned, who died and those who were removed by the voters because they were bad deputies, before their term of office ended.Cuban Election Fever Builds