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The Municipal Assemblies of People's Power in Cuba elected today the 15 provincial governors of the country for a five-year term.
Cuba's National Electoral Council (CEN) reported that the elections of provincial governors and deputy governors concluded on Sunday with a high turnout of delegates from the Municipal Assemblies of People's Power.
According to the Cuban Electoral Law, the Municipal Assemblies of People's Power are in charge of electing provincial governors and deputy governors.
Throughout the country there was a massive participation of municipal delegates in the elections where governors and deputy governors were elected with 98.44 percent of the valid votes, said CNE president Alina Balseiro.
The official added that 0.07 percent of votes were annulled and 1.5 blank votes. According to the CNE president, four governors and eight vice governors are women.
The counting process for the election of the Provincial Governor and Deputy Governor is being carried out throughout the country in the Municipal Assemblies of People's Power.
Alexandre Corona Quintero and Yolexis Rodríguez Armada were ratified as governor and deputy-governor of Cienfuegos, respectively.
In the province of Ciego de Avila, governor Alfre Menendez Perez and deputy governor Hiorvanys Espinosa Perez will remain in their positions.
Manuel Francisco Hernández Aguilera will assume responsibility at the head of the Holguín government, and Yunia Pérez Hernández is ratified as deputy governor.
The municipal assemblies of the People's Power in Cuba elected this Sunday the 15 provincial governors of the country for a five-year term. The Cuban Electoral Law establishes that these positions are elected by the delegates to the municipal assemblies of People's Power at the proposal of the President of the Republic.