Fidel Castro casts ballot in Cuba’s local elections

Source:  Cuban News Agency
April 20 2015

Cuban sources released a series of pictures showing the former President voting during a home visit by an official from the local polling station.

fidel votes in local elections 2015Former Cuban President Fidel Castro cast his ballot in municipal council elections Sunday, in a rare appearance for the ex-stateman

Cuban sources released a series of pictures showing the former leader voting during a home visit by an official from the local polling station, with 27,379 candidates competing for 12,589 positions in the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power.

Meanwhile current President Raul Castro also voted early Sunday in Havana, speaking with members of the polling station about the importance of these elections after casting his ballot. According to official figures, 7 million of the more than 8 million registered voters participated in this weekend’s elections.

Raul votes

Cuban President Raul Castro cast his ballot at Municipal elections, which were held Sunday in Cuba paying tribute to the 54 anniversary of the victory against the 1961 US mercenary invasion of Bay of Pigs.

raul votes in local elections 2015Raul arrived at a voting station in the Havana municipality of Playa, where he spoke with local electoral authorities about the significance of the elections, in which over 8 million Cubans were called to vote their representatives at the local government offices.

He also asked about the number of people who had already cast their ballots and those who were still to do it and after voting, he spoke with the pioneer children that were guarding the ballot box about their studies and their aspirations. Later, Raul had his pictures taken along the children and shared opinions with neighbors at the electoral district.

Source:  Cuban News Agency

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