Internal Election Process Begins in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — Newly elected Cuban deputies and provincial delegates have begun discussions prior to their selecting the leadership of the National Assembly and the Council of State, reported the official Granma newspaper.

Previously designated candidature commissions are conducting interviews to hear the proposals of each delegate and deputy elected in this past Sunday’s elections.

This process will eventually elect the president, vice president and the secretary of the national parliament as well as those who will fill the 31 seats on the Council of State, including the nation’s president (currently Raul Castro), the first vice president, five vice-presidents and the secretary.