2013 Cuban parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Cuba on 3 February 2013.[1]

2013 Cuban parliamentary election

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All 612 seats in the National Assembly of People's Power
  First party
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Leader Raúl Castro
Party PCC
Alliance Committees for the Defense of the Revolution
Seats won 612
Seat change Decrease2

President of the Council of Ministers before election

Raúl Castro
PCC

Elected President of the Council of Ministers

Raúl Castro
PCC

Electoral systemEdit

The 612 members of the National Assembly of People's Power were elected in single-member constituencies.[2] Candidates had to obtain at least 50% of the valid votes in a constituency to be elected.[2] If no candidate passed the 50% threshold, the seat was left vacant unless the Council of State chose to hold a by-election.[2]

Only one candidate stood in each constituency, having been approved by the National Candidature Commission.[2] The electoral law in force at the time stated that half of the candidates had to be municipal councillors, whilst the remaining half were put forward by assemblies composed of members of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution and groups representing farmers, students, women, workers and young people.[2]

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Entire list6,031,21581.30612
Selective votes1,387,30718.70
Total7,418,522100.00612
Valid votes7,418,52294.17
Invalid/blank votes459,3845.83
Total votes7,877,906100.00
Registered voters/turnout8,668,45790.88
Source: Juventud Rebelde

ReferencesEdit