List of political parties in Cuba

This article lists political parties in Cuba. Cuba is a single-party authoritarian regime, led by the Communist Party of Cuba, where political opposition is not permitted.[1][2] No party is allowed to campaign or endorse candidates for election, including the Communist Party. Candidates for National Assembly of People's Power elections are nominated by organs that are firmly controlled by the Party.[3] Candidates are elected on an individual referendum basis without formal party involvement, though elected assemblies predominantly consist of members of the dominant party alongside non-affiliated candidates.[4] Elections in Cuba are neither free, nor democratic.[5][6][7] As a result, political rallies by opposition parties occur only sporadically on the island.[8]

Cuban law also stipulates that it is punishable to receive funds from a foreign government for purposes of a political organization.[9]

Current political parties


Official parties

Party Abbr. Leader Political position Ideology National Assembly
  Communist Party of Cuba
Partido Comunista de Cuba
PCC Miguel Díaz-Canel Far-Left Communism
Left-wing nationalism
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Unofficial parties


Historical parties


See also



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  2. ^ Schedler, Andreas; Hoffmann, Bert (2015). "Communicating authoritarian elite cohesion". Democratization. 23: 93–117. doi:10.1080/13510347.2015.1095181. ISSN 1351-0347. S2CID 146645252.
  3. ^ Smyth, Regina; Bianco, William; Chan, Kwan Nok (2019-04-25). "Legislative Rules in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Hong Kong's Legislative Council" (PDF). The Journal of Politics. 81 (3): 892–905. doi:10.1086/703068. ISSN 0022-3816. S2CID 159138096.
  4. ^ Cuba: Elections and Events 1991-2001 Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine Latin American Election Statistics Home
  5. ^ Hyde, Susan D. (2011). The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm. Cornell University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-8014-6125-5.
  6. ^ Galvis, Ángela Fonseca; Superti, Chiara (2019-10-03). "Who wins the most when everybody wins? Predicting candidate performance in an authoritarian election". Democratization. 26 (7): 1278–1298. doi:10.1080/13510347.2019.1629420. ISSN 1351-0347. S2CID 197727359.
  7. ^ Domínguez, Jorge I.; Galvis, Ángela Fonseca; Superti, Chiara (2017). "Authoritarian Regimes and Their Permitted Oppositions: Election Day Outcomes in Cuba". Latin American Politics and Society. 59 (2): 27–52. doi:10.1111/laps.12017. ISSN 1531-426X. S2CID 157677498.
  8. ^ "Cuba dissidents hold rare rally". May 21, 2005 – via
  9. ^ "Cuba warns dissidents over US aid". BBC News. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  10. ^ "The Cuban Libertarian Party Launches in Havana!". Libertarian Party of Nevada. May 7, 2017. Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Caribbean Elections | Political Parties in Cuba". Retrieved 2022-11-03.