Over 1.5 mln Cubans vote in 2nd round of municipal elections

08:08, May 04, 2010      

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More than 1.5 million Cubans on Sunday voted in the second round of the municipal elections scheduled in 166 from the 169 municipalities in the country, Ana Maria Mari Machado, president of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said.

Mari Machado said that 5,900 polling stations were set in this second round of the elections. The president of the NEC acknowledged the massive participation of the people and also the effort displayed by the municipal electoral authorities and the institutions involved in the logistics support.

"This substantial participation in the elections, as well as the huge popular demonstrations on May Day are the proper response to the falsehood media campaign currently promoted by the U.S. and their allies against the democratic character of our Revolution," Mari Machado said.

On April 25, Cuba held the first round of the municipal elections when more than 95 percent of the convoked electors (8.5 millions people) voted to select new delegates to the municipal People Power Assemblies in the 169 constituencies in the island.

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