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If the 470 candidacies are confirmed, there will be one National Assembly member for every 30,000 inhabitants and at least two representatives for each municipality in Cuba.
On Sunday, over eight million Cubans go to the polls from 7:00 to 18:00 to confirm 470 new members of the National Assembly, who in turn will elect the President, Vice President, and members of the Council of Ministers.
Some 221 candidates are Municipal Assembly members, while 135 others are provincial authorities. The remaining candidates are personalities who have carried out remarkable work for the benefit of the Cuban society.
About 20 percent of the candidates are between 18 and 35 years old, and Havana has the highest number of candidates (71) since it is the country's most populated province.
If all candidacies are confirmed, there will be one lawmaker for every 30,000 inhabitants and at least two representatives for each municipality in the country. The average age of the National Assembly members will also be 46.
#OnThisDay | On December 22, 1961, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz proclaimed Cuba as the first free territory in Latin America, thus putting an end to one of the great problems of Cuban society. pic.twitter.com/Vk7GPoS5v7