Congratulatory messages for new Governors and vice-Governors

Havana, January 20 (RHC)-- The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, congratulated those elected to the posts of Governors and Vice-Governors in the country.

He transmitted his congratulations via Twitter and expressed that he was counting on them to continue perfecting the work of the government. 

Meanwhile, the President of Parliament and the Council of State, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, sent a  congratulatory letter on Saturday.

"You have been elected in your respective provinces in a historic vote, with the unquestionable support of the representatives of the people, gathered in your municipalities this morning," he wrote.

He stated that the attendance of almost all the delegates of the People's Power of the country expresses the support and recognition to the newly elected officials.

The Governors and Vice-Governors will be sworn in by the representative of the Council of State appointed for this purpose within 21 days after their election.

After that step, the Provincial Council of People's Power will be constituted with the important mission of carrying out the economic and social development of their respective territories.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
  • Published in Cuba

Cuba gets ready for the elections of governors and vice-governors

Havana, January 13 (RHC)-- The president of the Cuban National Electoral Council, Alina Balseiro, expressed her satisfaction with the drill carried out throughout the island on Sunday for preparation of the elections of governors and vice-governors.

The exercise was preceded by a process of preparation and training to ensure that on the election day, next Saturday, January 18, the process is carried out in full compliance with the Electoral Law.

On that day, the delegates of municipal assemblies of the island´s 168 municipalities will elect the new governors and vice-governors.

According to Balseiro, this preparation provided an opportunity to evaluate all aspects of the process, including the conditioning of the venues, the ballot boxes, lighting, transportation, insurance and food.

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, approved last year by the electors' majority vote, the office of the governor, a position that was eliminated at the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, is reinstated.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
  • Published in Cuba
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