Official Cuba Election Results in

HAVANA TIMES — In Cuba’s recent national elections, Havana ended up being the province with the largest number of invalid votes, according to official results released Friday by the Granma newspaper.

Invalid ballots from the capital amounted to 107,056 for the election of deputies to Parliament, and 108,918 in the case of the delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of People’s Power.

Official figures indicated a 90.88 percent turnout nationally, which means almost 800,000 voters failed to go to the polls.

All 612 candidates to the national parliament were elected as well as all the 1,269 candidates to the provincial assemblies.

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  • “Invalid” is the best word to describe the Cuban electoral process. The Cuban so-called elections are a sham and totally controlled by the regime.”The UN’s assessment of the so called elections is correct:
    “the electoral process is so tightly controlled that the final phase, the voting itself, could be dispensed with without the final result being substantially affected”
    See: E/CN.4/1998/69

    For the local elections candidates are nominated in open meetings run by the CDR (Committees to Defend the Revolution) [1] that are closely linked to police and security forces. They report and sanction dissent. Prison terms of 4 years threaten those that openly oppose the regime [2] in that public meeting filled with informants. People not supporting can be threatened with losing their home [3], job, ….

    These “candidates” then are to be approved by “electoral committees” stuffed with representatives of the
    communists front organizations (see the Cuban electoral law) [4].
    For national elections the local “elected candidates” at the local level can “select” candidates from a restricted list drawn up by the communist front organizations [5].”

  • “Invalid” is perhaps a misleading word. In Cuban elections these invalid or spoiled ballots are not simply ignored as elsewhere; they actually count against every candidate on the ballot. If the majority of ballots in any electoral district are “invalidated” (left blank or spoiled), another vote must be held there with an entirely new slate of candidates.

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