It seems they must have run out of room.
Cuba: No Surprises, No Losers
By MARC LACEY
Published: January 22, 2008 – New York Times
Officials said that more than 95 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls on Sunday to endorse a slate of parliamentary candidates, including Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl. Of the 8.2 million voters, 3.7 percent submitted blank ballots and 1 percent voided their ballots in some way. Election officials called the results a success; critics called it a farce. As in past elections in the one-party state, nobody lost. There were 614 candidates and the same number of seats being chosen in the National Assembly.[empahsis mine]
With the extreme verbosity the New York Times has always used to report the Cuban dictatorship’s “victories,” this short article certainly seems out of place. And the last two sentences just may well be the only facts they have reported in regards to the farce the tyranny has taken to call “democracy.”