Provincial governors to be ‘elected’ in socialist Cuba by white male Communist Party oligarchs

Cuba’s very white and male Council of Ministers

From our Bureau of Fake Elections

If you only read the headlines, you’d easily be fooled into thinking that Castrogonia holds elections.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

In Castrogonia, the Communist Party is the only political party allowed to exist, and its oligarchy normally calls all the shots on government affairs through the Council of State and the Council of Ministers.

And, by the way, the members of these councils are overwhelmingly white, male, and old.

Next month these privileged oligarchs will go through the charade of “electing” — really, appointing — provincial governors for the first time since 1959.

So, add another layer to the oligarchy. Apparently, being in charge of all the repression, graft, cheating, and corruption at the local level has proven to be too much of a challenge to the party chieftains in Havana.

Yeah, time to get some help at the local level from the proper kind of kiss-ass lackeys in the Party.

From Granma East (Xinhua)

Cuba will elect new provincial governors on Jan. 18, 2020, official daily Granma reported on Sunday.

At a meeting of the Council of State, chaired by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, it was decided that the delegates of the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power of the whole country will meet simultaneously for this purpose, according to Granma.

The position of governor was removed from the Cuban governmental system after the victory of revolution on Jan. 1, 1959, but was restored by the new Constitution approved in April last year.

1 thought on “Provincial governors to be ‘elected’ in socialist Cuba by white male Communist Party oligarchs”

  1. The usual suspects, including the likes of Barbara Lee and the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus, are perfectly aware of this situation, which is a very old story, and they’re just fine with it. They’re also fine with the fact no person of color has had any real power in Cuba since Batista had it. Move along.

    And do note that even the chairs are white, or white enough.

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