Massive Attendance to the Polls in the Isle of Youth

elecciones-vota-2012-10About 59,139 inhabitants of the Isle of Youth, 91.68 percent of the voters of the territory, massively attended to the polls last Sunday to elect the delegates for the Municipal Assembly of the People’s Power, showing unity and support to the Revolution.

 

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About 59,139 inhabitants of the Isle of Youth, 91.68 percent of the voters of the territory, massively attended to the polls last Sunday to elect the delegates for the Municipal Assembly of the People’s Power, showing unity and support to the Revolution.


According to preliminary data provided by Marlén Villavicencio Batista, president of the Municipal Election Commission, of the 87 districts of the Isle of Youth, 72 have elected their delegates of which 24 of them were reelected, as result of the secret ballot, which represents 33 percent of the total; 43.3 percent of candidates are women and 11 percent are under the age of 35.


Likewise, Villavicencio said 15 constituencies will go on a second runoff on October 28 because any of the candidates received more than half of the valid votes.She also recognized the discipline and enthusiasm of the day, as well as professionalism and organization of the election officials to fulfil successfully the election process.


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The functionary reiterated congratulations to the people for this new victory, which reaffirms their support to the economic and social changes approved at the Sixth Congress of the Party.


In the Special Municipality Local Government has 87 constituencies, including the tourist complex Cayo Largo del Sur, and they will be responsible for implementing the strategy to realize the Comprehensive Development Plan approved by the top leadership of the country until 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

Translation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

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