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Cuba: abstention in the legislative elections, fear of the government


STORY – Voters were called to the polls this Sunday to elect the communist candidates of the single party as the country sinks.

An overpowered loudspeaker calls out to the inhabitants of the towns to the east of Havana.

Go vote!

The hall drivers, very close and dressed in white, are around thirty at the end of the week.

A few days earlier, a socialist red Lada was broadcasting an interminable speech by El Commandante over antediluvian loudspeakers.

Communist activists roam the capital, encouraging Havanese to go to the polls to elect their deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) on March 26.

And like every five years, the elected officials are known before the vote.

There are 470 candidates for 470 parliamentary seats, including Raul Castro, 91, or Jose Machado Ventura, former number two in the regime, 92.

The old guard is still there, although candidates between the ages of 30 and 50 are not uncommon.

However, with the exception of the old commanders of the revolution, the Cubans do not know the other deputies.

What are these people doing?

They don't…

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Source: lefigaro

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