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Cubans consider allowing privatization in constitutional referendum

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By ITN News Editor February 25, 2019 13:32

Cubans consider allowing privatization in constitutional referendum

Cubans went to the polls on Sunday to vote on the country’s draft new constitution which for the first time legitimizes private business. More than 24,000 polling stations had been set up for the constitutional referendum which began at 07:00 nationwide. Overseas Cuban citizens voted at 1,048 polling stations in foreign countries one week earlier. President of the Cuban Council of State and the Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez announced that the country began to rewrite its constitution in June last year. And a draft new constitution was approved by Cuba’s National Assembly on December 22 for a referendum. The 229-article draft, made to replace the country’s 1976 constitution, reaffirms the socialist character of the country’s political, economic and social systems, as well as the leading role of the Communist Party of Cuba. The draft reinforces the state’s dominance over the means of production and land, as well as the role of centralized planning.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 25, 2019 13:32

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