Cuban parliamentary election, 2018

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Cuban parliamentary election, 2018

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All 605 seats in the National Assembly of People's Power
Turnout 85.65%

  First party
  Miguel Díaz-Canel
Leader Miguel Díaz-Canel
Party Communist Party
Last election 612 seats
Seats won 605 seats
Seat change Decrease 7

President of the Council of State before election

Raúl Castro
Communist Party

Elected President of the Council of State

Miguel Díaz-Canel
Communist Party

Ballot paper used in the election

Parliamentary elections were held in Cuba on 11 March 2018 to elect members of the National Assembly of People's Power, alongside provincial elections.[1] Prior to the elections, President Raúl Castro declared he would not be seeking a new term, and a new President of the Council of State will be elected by the National Assembly.[2] His deputy, Miguel Díaz-Canel, was subsequently elected as the new president.

Electoral system[edit]

The 605 members of the National Assembly of People's Power are elected in single-member constituencies.[3] Candidates are required to receive at least 50% of the valid votes to be elected.[3] If no candidate passes the 50% threshold, the seat is left vacant, although the Council of State may opt to hold a special election to fill the vacancy.[3] The names, pictures and platforms of these candidates chosen by these local communities for each constituency were listed in the run-up to election day.[4]

Results[edit]

On 12 March, the Cuba National Election Commission (CNE) released preliminary results.[5] In a press conference, the CNE reported that all 605 candidates had been elected as Deputies to the National Assembly.[5]

Option Votes % Seats
Full list 5,620,713 80.44 605
Selective vote 1,366,328 19.56
Invalid/blank votes 412,850
Total 7,399,891 100 605
Registered voters/turnout 8,639,989 85.65
Source: Granma

Results by province[edit]

Province Registered
voters
Votes cast Valid votes Blank Invalid Full list Selective votes
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Pinar del Río 452,557 406,119 89,74 379,920 93,55 23,006 5,66 3,193 0,79 305,462 80,40 74,458 19,60
Artemisa 393,143 350,063 89,04 324,559 92,71 18,907 5,40 6,597 1,88 255,543 78,74 69,016 21,26
La Habana 1,685,651 1,339,335 79,46 1,249,381 93,28 59,786 4,46 30,168 2,25 927,031 74,20 322,350 25,80
Mayabeque 296,126 268,505 90,67 250,362 93,24 12,775 4,76 5,368 2,00 204,511 81,69 45,851 18,31
Matanzas 561,179 475,331 84,70 451,222 94,93 17,920 3,77 6,189 1,30 346,461 76,78 104,761 23,22
Villa Clara 611,358 534,310 87,40 501,251 93,81 25,839 4,84 7,220 1,35 411,103 82,02 90,148 17,98
Cienfuegos 311,355 267,999 86,08 248,235 92,63 15,199 5,67 4,565 1,70 190,965 76,93 57,270 23,07
Sancti Spíritus 366,885 327,047 89,14 310,411 94,91 13,418 4,10 3,218 0,98 257,337 82,90 53,074 17,10
Ciego de Ávila 337,785 287,988 85,26 272,968 94,78 12,130 4,21 2,890 1,00 218,873 80,18 54,095 19,82
Camagüey 591,944 504,258 85,19 481,600 95,51 17,989 3,57 4,669 0,93 375,618 77,99 105,982 22,01
Las Tunas 404,948 353,654 87,33 337,536 95,44 13,430 3,80 2,688 0,76 283,174 83,89 54,362 16,11
Holguín 785,047 668,636 85,17 625,983 93,62 36,099 5,40 6,554 0,98 529,379 84,57 96,604 15,43
Granma 629,155 555,399 88,28 529,381 95,32 21,680 3,90 4,338 0,78 461,487 87,17 67,894 12,83
Santiago de Cuba 781,000 683,462 87,51 660,473 96,64 19,966 2,92 3,023 0,44 554,642 83,98 105,831 16,02
Guantánamo 368,864 321,155 87,07 309,834 96,47 9,559 2,98 1,762 0,55 256,748 82,87 53,086 17,13
Isla de la Juventud 62,992 56,630 89,90 53,925 95,22 2,253 3,98 452 0,80 42,379 78,59 11,546 21,41
Total 8,639,989 7,399,891 85.65 6,987,041 94.42 319,956 4.32 92,894 1.26 5,620,713 80.44 1,366,328 19.56
Source: Granma[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cuba avanza en calendario electoral este 2018". Telesur. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Castro to stand down in 2018". Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  3. ^ a b c Asamblea nacional del Poder popular (National Assembly of the People's Power) IPU
  4. ^ "This is How Cubans Run, Campaign and Vote in Elections | News | teleSUR English". Telesurtv.net. Retrieved 2018-04-20. 
  5. ^ a b Redacción Digital (2018-03-12). "National Electoral Commission releases preliminary data › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC". En.granma.cu. Retrieved 2018-04-20. 
  6. ^ "El voto de Cuba socialista" (PDF). Granma (in Spanish). 19 March 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.