Cuba holds municipal elections
Cuba held municipal elections on Sunday. Turnout was 91.9% and 13,127 of the 14,537 posts for members of the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power were elected. The remaining 1,410 will go through to a second round on 28th October.
Only nominations are allowed to come from the ruling Communist Party of Cuba. The selection process takes place from the grassroots with local people putting forward names of people they think are suitable to stand, with these names then being forwarded by local committees of the party.
About a third of those elected were women and young people.