Cuba holds vote for legislators as post-Castro era looms – World

Cubans went to the polls on Sunday in a vote for their legislative representatives, the last step before a new president is selected next month, as the Communist-ruled island prepares to be led for the first time since the 1959 revolution by someone whose last name is not Castro.

Cubans will elect the 605 members of the National Assembly and 1,265 delegates to 15 provincial assemblies. The government depicts the vote, which takes place every five years, as a symbolic show of unity in the face of U.S. hostility.

The candidates in the election are chosen by government-linked organizations, including municipalities, based on criteria such as their “merit, patriotism, ethical values and revolutionary history.” Not all are members of the Communist Party, though most are. 

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