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Cubans reelect Fidel Castro as deputy
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08:10, January 31, 2008

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Cuba's Jan. 20 general elections' final results published on Wednesday showed that this Caribbean island's registered voters reelected convalescing leader Fidel Castro as deputy of Cuba's national Assembly.

Cuban leader Fidel Castro was reelected Santiago de Cuba's 7th district deputy with 98.26 percent of the votes in his favor for the 7th District's.

Meanwhile, his brother Raul Castro received 99.37 percent of votes to be elected deputy for the 2nd Eastern Front in these general elections in which some 8.23 million people voted, 96.89 percent of this country's registered voters.

Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage Davila was elected with 92.40 percent of the votes, while the current president of the Cuban Parliament, Ricardo Alarcon, was voted in with 93.92 percent of votes.

Respect the designation of National Assembly deputies, 95.24 percent of the ballots were valid.

Cuba's National Electoral Commission President Maria Esther Reus said these elections' voting statistics prove Cuba is a democratic country since voters are free to vote or annul their ballots.

These general elections were held in two phases: October-2007, for municipal delegates, and January-2008 for provincial and parliament delegates.

Source: Xinhua



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