ElectionGudie

March 11, 2018 Confirmed

Cuba

Republic of Cuba

Election for Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular (Cuban National Assembly of People's Power)

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Cuba: National Assembly of People’s Power, 11 March 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 614 seats in the National Assembly of People’s Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Raul CASTRO Ruz (since 24 February 2008)
  • Head of Government: President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Gen. Raul CASTRO Ruz (since 24 February 2008)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Assembly of People's Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular) with 614 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The 614 members of the National Assembly of People’s Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular) are directly elected to 5-year terms by absolute majority vote.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly of People’s Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular) was held in February, 2013. The Communist Party of Cuba won all 614 seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Communist Party of Cuba / Partido Communista de Cuba
    • Leader: Raul CASTRO Ruz
    • Seats won in last election: 614

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,147,407
  • Registered Voters: 8,631,836

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,601,712
  • Is Cuba a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (6 March 1980)
  • Has Cuba ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 299
  • Human Development Index Position: 68 (2016)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

Disability Data:

  • Is Cuba a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 April 2007)
  • Has Cuba ratified CRPD: Yes (6 September 2007)
  • Population with a disability: 1,654,715