Cuba Parliament to Discuss Economic and Judicial Issues

HAVANA TIMES, Dec 14 — The upcoming session of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament), scheduled for December 23, will focus its discussions on economic and judicial issues.

The plenary session will take place at the Havana Convention Center, where the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office will make reports to the deputies.

The plans for the economy and for the 2012 budget law are to be presented and approved, in addition to reports to the full body on the state of the economy in 2011, a period in which GDP growth reached 2.7 percent, below the 3 percent predicted.

The session comes amid parliamentary reforms undertaken by the government to revitalize the economy and agricultural production, as well as to promote private sector activity.

Cuba’s parliament meets in regular session only twice a year for a few days each time.