Constitutional Referendum in Cuba: 86.85% of voters approve Cuba's new Constitution
The National Electoral Commission reports that the new Constitution of the Republic of Cuba was ratified by a vote in favour by the majority of eligible citizens in a constitutional referendum held on February 24th 2019.
7,848,343 citizens exercised their right to vote, with 86.85% of voters giving their support to the new Cuban constitution, demonstrating the common desire to incorporate new institutional and political reforms in favour of the transformation of the island.
The new constitution recognises private property, the market and foreign investment. It also recovers the figures of the president and of the prime minister (which are separate), although it still does not allow the election of the president by direct popular vote.
According to the analysis carried out by Proyecto Inventario, the breakdown of votes shows that 1,449,768 people voted in Havana, representing 85.90% of total previously registered citizens. The vast majority supported the new constitution: 1,235,178 voted in favour, while 147,380 voted against the constitutional project; 36,772 votes were blank and 30,438 void.
Voting results by region