The Tenth Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, presided by its First Secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, approved, on Monday, February 23, the preparation of a variety of activities to be implemented in the period 2015-2018, in fulfillment of various agreements approved during the Sixth PCC Congress.

The Seventh PCC Congress will be held in April, 2016.

This programming includes the Seventh PCC Congress; the perfecting of the country’s Political Administration Division; the generalization of the new model of functioning of local assemblies of People’s Power, currently underway in the provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque; as well as the election process.
According to what was announced, the Seventh PCC Congress will be held in April 2016. Thus, from now through April 2015, municipal and provincial assemblies will be held; the preparation of cadres and militants will be carried out; in addition to popular consultation, and the processing and approval of final documents.

The main objective of perfecting the Political Administrative Division is to strengthen the role of the municipality as a key element in the country’s territorial government management system, with the necessary autonomy to effectively carry out its functions, supported by a solid economic base.

Similarly, the process of expanding the implementation of the new model for local assemblies of People’s Power will be carried out simultaneously with studies and the realization of the new Political Administrative Division.

In regards to the election process, partial elections have been scheduled to take place in April, 2015, in addition to the enactment of the new Electoral Law, and the subsequent holding of general elections.

Highlighted during the Tenth Plenary Session was the need to work intensively and systematically in the drafting, conciliation and approval of documents which will be analyzed in the Seventh PCC Congress; the important legislative work the National Assembly will have in the coming years; and the political, ideological and organizational efforts to be realized, given the political importance of all these processes.

Finally, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, a member of the Party Political Bureau and minister of Foreign Relations, offered information about the current state of relations between Cuba and the United States.