OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE

The preliminary electoral data reveals that 7,608,464 Cubans exercised their right to vote on Sunday, November 26, representing 85.94% of the total updated electoral register of 8,855,213, as reported during a press conference by Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN).

In terms of the quality of the vote, 91.79% of the ballots were valid, a figure that exceeds the results of the previous process, while 4.12% were blank and 4.07% were void. The provinces with the greatest number of valid ballots were Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo, Las Tunas, Granma and Sancti Spíritus.

Alina Balseiro reiterated that 24,365 polling stations were activated and that due to heavy rain in some territories, the CEN decided to extend the voting until 7:00 pm.

A total of 11,415 delegates were elected across the 12,515 constituencies of the country. This means that 1,100 constituencies will go to a second round vote, as there was either a tie or no candidate received more than50% of thevalid votes cast. Of the delegates elected, 35.47% are women and 14.36% are young people.