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Area: 110,860 sq km (42,803 sq miles) | Population: 11.2 million (UN, 2009)
Capital City: Havana
 
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Overview of Electoral System
Here, we provide an overview of the electoral system in the country. Additional information may be found in the Country Browser.
Head of State Head of State is the Head of Government indirectly elected by legislature
Head of Government Indirectly elected by legislature/chosen by parliament
Structure of Parliament Unicameral
Electoral Law 15 August 1982; Last amendment: 29/10/1992
Constituencies According to the Electoral Law, there is one Deputy for every 20,000 inhabitants or fraction above 10,000 in each of the country's 169 municipalities. These are divided into units, which are delimited according to population. There is a minimum of one unit for a constituency of up to 399 inhabitants and a maximum of eight for constituencies of more than 2,800 inhabitants.
Voting System In the National Assembly of People's Power (Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular) 609 members are elected by direct vote to serve 5-year terms. To be declared elected, each candidate must obtain more than 50% of the valid votes cast in the constituency in which he or she is running. If this is not attained, the seat in question remains vacant unless the Council of State decides to hold another election.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - age: 16 years
- Cuban citizenship
- residence in country for at least two years prior to elections
- disqualifications: insanity, court-declared incapacity, detention, deprivation of political rights
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements Qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Cuban citizenship
- full possession of political rights for at least five years prior to elections
- according to law, up to 50% of the Deputies must be delegates chosen in each municipality.
Electoral Authority Central State Administration and Local Government National Election Commission
Last Elections 20 January 2008
Next Elections January 2013
Political Parties
Here, we provide information on active political parties. A more comprehensive list of political parties may be found in our Knowledge Centre.
Party Political Leader
Cuban Communist Party or PCC Raul CASTRO Ruz, first secretary
Past Elections
Here, we provide links to results of past elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to assist us in filling any observed gaps. Notify us if you think a resource listed here has become deceptive or unfactual.
Year Specific Date Election Type View Results Source
2003 19 January 2003 Legislative View results IFES Election Guide
Election Reports
Here, we provide official reports of past elections and reports from election observation missions. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of Election Observer Reports in our Reading Room.
This section is currently being updated.
Party Manifestos
Here, we provide party manifestos from previous elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of manifestos in our Reading Room.
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