Nominees Set for Cuban Elections

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban electorate has nominated 32,183 people to run as delegates to municipal assemblies across the island, reported Alina Balseiro, the president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), speaking on Thursday in Havana.

Of those who have thrown their hats in the ring, 19.27 percent are young people, 34.3 percent are women, and 42.03 percent are blacks and mestizo. The age group best represented are those between the ages of 41 to 50, who makes up 38.33 percent of those running for office, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

With these nominations the first stage of the general election process is now concluded. In accordance with Cuban norms, those nominated do not present any platforms or political programs; instead, they display a brief biography and photos in public places.

CEN reported that the elections to choose municipal delegates are set for October 21, and for October 28 for any runoff elections that are necessary.