The Cuban government called today for regularly schedule elections on April 19th for local delegates, the part of the process of electing municipal authorities where the population is allowed to participate, reported dpa news. In any voting district where no candidate receives 50% of the valid votes cast a runoff among the top two vote getters will take place a week later on April 26. The island has approximately eight million voters in a population of a little over 11 million people. The local delegates are elected for a period of two and a half years.
While the elections are technically non-partisan Cuba is governed at all levels by a one-party system that concentrates political representation in the Communist Party.
Cuban law bans election campaigns; the candidates can only post a brief resume and small photograph on some designated places in the district. No local or national issues are discussed in the pre-electoral period.
Full Article: Cuba to Hold Local Elections in April – Havana Times.org.