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Elections in Cuba

Cubans Demand a Direct and Secret Ballot to Elect Their President

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Among the notable absences in the discussion, however, was the ban on candidates putting forth a program, which means the voters mark their ballots based on a biography, rather than on the proposals of their future representative.

Three Elections, One Country: Update, After the First Election

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Fifty-four percent of Venezuelans have ratified Hugo Chavez as leader of their country, and Raul's regime has some breathing room. But the great polarization in Simon Bolivar's fatherland will make it more difficult to publicly sustain the maintenance of Cuba.

Cuba Is Also Having an Election -- But Campaigning Is Strictly Forbidden

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Cuba's municipal elections for delegates to the People's Power are now getting underway again. The atmosphere would be similar to that of any other country during the period of nominating local representatives, if not for one crucial details.

Fidel Castro: "Elections? Why?" The Cuban People: "Vote? Why bother?"

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

With the coming of the 90s, many children who had been guardians of the elections evolved into young people who annulled their ballots with statements in between exclamation marks.