75.92% Turnout in Cuba’s Elections

The president of the National Electoral Council (CEN) of Cuba, Alina Balseiro, reported this morning the preliminary results of the 2023 legislative elections.  

Out of 8,120,072 eligible voters, 6,164,876 Cubans exercised their right to vote, which represents 75.92% of the electoral roll. 90.28% of the votes were valid. 6.22% were blank and 3.50% were annulled. 

Critics of the government were hoping for a low turnout, however, Balseiro explained that attendance at these elections was higher than previous votes: It was 1.8% higher than the Family Code Referendum, and 7.36% higher than in the last municipal elections.

In Cuban elections, all candidates stand as independents and have been nominated by social movement groups such as labor unions, the women’s federation, and other organized groups.

By Kawsachun News
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