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We could talk about the blockade, all the damage this policy has caused the country over 50 years, creating obstacles to our development despite the people's efforts; we could talk about youth committed to the Cuban Revolution and show the world who we are, what we have planned, and the road we have chosen. The electoral process now underway offers evidence of all this.

This comment comes from Yasmany Simón, a member of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) youth contingent, in the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón, and an electrical worker, during a debate held yesterday, November 21, in zone 15 of the Havana municipality of 10 de Octubre, on the occasion of elections set to take place November 26.

During the meeting, which also included a tribute to Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, given the upcoming first anniversary of his death, discussed were the role of youth, popular participation in safeguarding the Revolution's conquests, and the importance of electing the people's representatives.

University professor Luis Toledo Sande commented that democracy in Cuba needs perfecting but it is real and the people have the responsibility to make it better, collectively making the changes we want in society.

Democracy must be built every day, he said, with each person doing their part and asserting our rights, continuing the work Fidel began.

National CDR coordinator, Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, commented on the many candidates nominated as delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People's Power, revolutionaries ready to serve their neighborhoods, emphasizing that Cubans decide who they will vote for without politicking or false promises.