On 26 March, parliamentary elections were held in Cuba to elect members of the National Assembly of People's Power. The results are as follows:
About the electoral system
In order to be chosen by direct ballot in local assemblies, 50% of the candidates must be nominated by residents of the municipality. The other 50% of nominees are put forth by nominating bodies made up of workers', youth-, women's-, farmers', students', and academics' representatives, as well as members of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. The National Candidature Commission compiles the final list of candidates according to the number of seats that need to be filled, taking into consideration factors like the candidates' qualifications, patriotism, moral principles, and revolutionary background. The electoral process is set up to offer the election winner a majority. Candidates must receive more than 50% of the valid votes submitted in the constituency in which they are running in order to be deemed elected. If this is not done, unless the Council of State decides to conduct a second round of voting, the seat in question remains unfilled.