Like in any communist state, it makes no difference how many people in Cuba vote or who they vote for; the only thing that matters is who is counting the votes.
Reflections on the electoral fraud in Cuba
“I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this – who will count the votes, and how.” – Josef Stalin (1923)
In a free society, one elects who will represent them, and one can petition their neighbors to vote for them and run for office. In a communist regime, one decides whether or not to suffer the consequences of not affirming the dictatorship by voting in an exercise in which there is no choice in representation. The Castro regime held what it called “municipal elections” on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Those in power made the decision about who would be selected before the public vote.
There was also a massive internet outage for over six hours on the eve of the election.
Independent observers who wanted to monitor the vote were blocked from doing so, and some of them were placed under house arrest reported Marti Noticias today.
No transparency, candidates vetoed by dictatorship, independent monitoring of the vote blocked, and disillusioned voters pressured to go vote in the polls to demonstrate their fidelity to the dictatorship.
These are not free elections for voters to select candidates that will represent them, but a vote imposed by the dictatorship that demonstrates a “revolutionary affirmation” for the communist regime.
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