Cuban Youth Play Important Role in the Coming Elections

Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban young people highlighted Tuesday the role of the Cuban youth in the March 11 elections to choose the members of the National Parliament and the delegates to the provincial assemblies of the Popular Power.

In their statements to Prensa Latina, university teachers and students highlighted the participation of young people as electoral authorities, collaborators, supervisors and commission members for the elections that will convoke more than 8 million Cuban citizens.

Marian Cordero, a student of 3rd year in Laws in the University of Havana, who will work as a collaborator, said the process gives the chance for young people to be protagonists of such an important event.

‘These elections have been useful to get in touch with the process and complement theoretical knowledges we reached during our studies in the University,’ she stated.

More than 17,000 intermediate and university students are registered as collaborators.

These elections will select 605 deputies to the National Assembly and the 1,265 delegates to the provicial assemblies.

Collaborators supervisor Lisandra Esquivel commented the function of the collaborators is to improve the electoral system by watching the different moments of the voting.

For his part, Ernesto Dávila – representative of the University Students Federation in the Provincial Candidacy Commission – highlighted the presence of youth in the various stages of the process that on April 19 will culminate with the election of the members of the Council of State and the President of the country.

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