The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has been re-elected to office for a second term in a vote before the new National Assembly of People’s Power, which began work this Wednesday after the results of the elections on March 27 , in which the ruling party took complete control of the main legislative body.
As reported by the president of the National Electoral Council (CEN), Alina Balseiro, a total of 459 members of the Assembly have decided to approve the president, 97.66 percent, while 439 votes have validated the post Vice President, Salvador Valdés Mesa, with 93.4 percent of the total, has collected Cubadebate.
Despite the fact that there has been no cancellation of ballots, two blank votes have been counted. The dissidence, which does not recognize the legitimacy of these processes, since the opposition does not have representation in the Assembly, has tried in the last electoral appointments to promote abstention.
“Cuba defends the single party because it is at the root of our history,” Díaz-Canel said after being re-elected, adding that now “it is time to overcome obstacles,” in reference to the economic sanctions against the island.