Run Off Local Elections Held

HAVANA TIMES, May 3 — Cuba held runoff local elections on Sunday in 2,121 voting districts where no candidate received the absolute majority of over 50% in voting the previous week.  Ruben Perez, vice president of the National Electoral Council told the press that in five provinces the turnout was over 91% an hour before the polls closed.  Final tallies are expected on Monday afternoon.

Voting is voluntary in Cuba and in the first round of balloting for municipal representatives called “delegates” on April 25th there was a turnout of over 94%, typical for elections on the island.