Led by its president, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, the Drafting Commission charged by the National Assembly of People's Power with developing the proposed Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, held a five-day working session in which Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, and José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, also participated.
The Commission was informed of results from the recently concluded popular consultation, during which133, 681 meetings were held, with 8,945,521 persons attending.
In these meetings, 1,706,872 citizens spoke, making 783,174 proposals, (666,995 modifications, 32,149 additions, 45,548 eliminations, and 38,482 requests for clarification).
Likewise reported were 2,125 proposals made by Cubans living abroad.
On the basis of evaluations and suggestions made by the work groups processing these results, the Commission conducted a detailed analysis and agreed to propose to the National Assembly of People’s Power a number of modifications to the draft Constitution of the Republic.