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With a week to go before the final stage of Cuba’s general elections, which will take place on March 11, around 200,000 electoral authorities participated in the dynamic test (mock election) to confirm that everything is in place to guarantee the necessary conditions for the vote.

The elections will see Cubans elect deputies to Parliament, as well as delegates to the Provincial Assemblies of People’s Power. The test also served to finalize details on the information, data transmission, means of transport and communication to be used on voting day; while this week will see the correction of any problems detected during the process.

As the First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recently stated in an exchange with several sectors of the population of Santa Clara, by going to the polls on Sunday, Cubans will be contributing to ensure the integrity and the future of the homeland.

Speaking to a large group of cadres and agricultural workers, the member of the Party Political Bureau also recognized the historic significance of these elections, which will take place amidst a complex international situation, characterized by the tightening of the U.S. blockade and further attempts to destroy the Revolution.

He also recalled Fidel’s ideas about our democratic system, and the importance the historic leader attached to the understanding of the value of a united vote, which must be exercised through the conviction of the people, and not serve as a mere slogan.