The inauguration of the new Parliament will take place at Havana’s Convention Center, session in which its 605 newly-elected lawmakers will take the oath and elect the 31 members of the Council of State, its president and vice presidents.
It will also be the culmination of the Cuban electoral process that began late last year.
After a first vote on November 26 with its second round on December 3, the Municipal Assemblies of the People Power were inaugurated on December 17.
On March 11, 7,399,891 citizens -out of 8,639,989- went to the polls to elect the 605 legislators to the National Parliament and 1,265 delegates to the Provincial Assemblies.
According to the National Electoral Commission (CEN), 85.65 percent of Cubans exercised their right to vote as a sign of the popular and inclusive nature of this process.
CEN President Alina Balseiro pointed out 47.44 percent of newly-elected MPs comes from the grass root, while women make up 53.22 percent and lawmakers under 35 years make up 13.22 percent of the total. (Taken from Prensa Latina)