Central Committee plenum analyzes first draft of proposed constitutional reform › Cuba › Granma - Official voice of the PCC
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After two days of intense work, yesterday July 3, the Seventh Plenum of the Party Central Committee, chaired by its first secretary, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, concluded a careful analysis of the first draft of a proposed new Constitution of the Republic.

Compañero José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, noted that members of the Council of State and those of the National Assembly standing committee charged with drafting the proposal were also present for the Plenum discussion.

He explained that the text submitted for the consideration of the Plenum contained important modifications in articles that make up the current Constitution, while the fundamental precepts of our socialist system are maintained.

The proposal that is approved by deputies, after the National Assembly analysis scheduled for July 21, will be submitted for discussion by the entire population and subsequently a national referendum will be held.

At the conclusion of the meeting, First Secretary Raúl Castro emphasized the importance and significance of the constitutional reform process currently underway.