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Euphemisms for voting in Cuba’s totalitarian dictatorship

Agence France-Presse comes up with a euphemism to describe voting under Cuba's totalitarian government where Cuban "voters" are allowed to vote for 612 seats in the National Assembly from a total of 612 candidates: "Suspense-free" voting.

Via Global Post:

Cubans to vote in suspense-free polls

Cubans go to the polls this weekend to choose 612 members of the national assembly, one in a series of votes leading up to the all but certain re-election later this month of President Raul Castro.

Polls are to open Sunday at 7.00 am (1200 GMT) and close at 6.00 pm (2300 GMT), in balloting derided by opponents of the Marxist regime as a "farce" and little more than a rubber stamp of the status quo.

Critics note that the number of candidates vying for seats in the legislature's next five-year-long term is identical to the number of open seats, leaving little suspense about the outcome.

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Photo courtesy of Along the Malecon

Fidel Castro casts his "vote" in Cuba, voting for either Fidel Castro or Fidel Castro.

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