Cuban regime convenes National Assembly to "elect" its president
As usual for the Cuban regime, it is the deputies who appoint the president, vice president, secretary and other members of the Council of State
April 11, 2023 1:43pm
Updated: April 11, 2023 1:57pm
The Cuban regime convened a Constitutive Session of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) to "elect" the ruler of the island and other political positions.
According to the official report, the Session begins next Wednesday, April 19 at 9 a.m.
Per the Cuban dictatorship's so-called Unitary System, communist deputies will name the president, vice president, secretary and other members of the Council of State.
Ultimately, they will ratify the positions of prime minister, deputy prime ministers, secretary and other members of the Council of Ministers, all proposed by the country's ruler.
Currently, the position of 'president' is held by Miguel Díaz-Canel, who, according to the laws of the regime, can be "re-elected" once more.
At the end of March "elections" were held on the island for deputies in which the regime itself recognized almost 25% abstentionism.
Several activists denounced repression in the context of the elections called by the Havana regime.
The ONG Cubalex registered more than 30 repressive incidents in at least eight provinces of the country.
In the majority of cases, it was about prohibitions to leave the house, surveillance, selective cuts of the Internet and obstacles to electoral observers.