Assembly of People's Power deputies and 1,269
Provincial Assemblies of People's Power delegates
• Universal, free, democratic
suffrage with 7,877,906 electors voting, 89.68% of
those eligible • Of votes cast, 94.17% were valid,
4.63% were returned blank, and 1.2 % were spoiled
612 candidates for deputies to the National Assembly
of People's Power and the 1,269 candidates for
delegates to the 15 Provincial Assemblies of
People's Power, were elected on February 3,
according to information given by Alina Balseiro
Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral
Commission (CEN), in a press conference.
Once again, Cubans exercised their
universal, free and democratic right to elect their
representatives, she affirmed.
Gutiérrez announced the preliminary
figures, given that some votes still are to be
validated over the next few days, stating that
7,877,906 people voted, 89.68% of those eligible.
Of the votes cast, 7,418,522 were
valid, (94.17%); 364,576 were blank (4.63%) and
94,808 (1.20%) were spoiled.
With reference to the elected
deputies, she noted that their average age is 48;
48.86% are female and 46.4% are members of Municipal
Assemblies of People's Power.
Regarding the provincial delegates,
their average age is 45; 50.5% are female and 46.4%
are municipal delegates.
Balseiro highlighted that election
day activities went according to plan: the 29,957
polling stations opened at 7:00am; those staffing
the tables ensured transparency in the voting;
electoral authorities undertook their responsibility
ethically in accordance with the law; the
communications and information functioned as
intended; and the rest of the arrangements went
ahead as expected.
Finally, on behalf of the CEN, she
thanked all those who voted for their participation,
electoral authorities and commissions for their
dedication, and the support staff, state bodies and
other mass organizations for their contributions.
"In summary, we wish to express our appreciation to
all our people for the success of this process.
The CEN president was accompanied by
vice president Rubén Pérez Rodríguez; Tomás Amarán
Díaz, secretary; and members Julio Torres García,
Raúl Van Troi Navarro and Heriberto Rosabal