Over 22,000 Cubans in Venezuela to participate in referendum

Over 22,000 Cubans in Venezuela to participate in referendum

Dec 27 (Radio Rebelde) More than 22,000 Cuban collaborators in Venezuela are preparing to participate in the constitutional referendum scheduled for February 24,2019, informed the Cuban ambassador in Caracas Rogelio Polanco.

With the approval of the final draft of the Magna Carta, we will have the responsibility to go to the polls to decide with the vote of each Cuban and in Venezuela we will also be able to vote, said the diplomat, quoted by Prensa Latina.

The text of the law was enriched with the opinions of hundreds of thousands of citizens between August 13 and November 15 throughout the national territory and of Cubans who carry out work missions or reside abroad.

This is a demonstration of genuine revolutionary, socialist democracy that also categorically denies those who announced apathy to debate the country we want,’ said Polanco.

The Cuban embassy in Caracas will become an electoral college as will almost 700 other centers throughout Venezuela for more than 22,000 collaborators to exercise their vote in the referendum, said the official during the early celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

During the popular consultation, more than 5,600 proposals or proposals for modifications, additions or elimination and doubts were made by the Cubans working in Venezuela.

In that sense, the ambassador described as transcendental the exchanges of the collaborators with considerations and opinions that covered the most dissimilar aspects of the constitutional text, he recognized last September in declarations to Prensa Latina.

All the parliamentarians present at the second ordinary session of the 9th Legislature (583 out of 602) of the National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) approved this bill on December 22, which was enriched after several days of debate.

In general, the text ratifies the socialist character of Cuba and the leading role of the Communist Party in its society. It also establishes changes in the structure of the State – such as the creation of the figures of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister – and expands citizens’ rights and guarantees.

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