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National Assembly of the People's Power

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
11.03.2018
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
605
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
605
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
283
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
322
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
53.22%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
1

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
8,926,575
Votes Number of people who actually voted
7,399,891
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
82.9%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
All 605 candidates were elected for the 605-seat National Assembly of the People's Power (down from 612, see note) were elected. All candidates were members of the Communist Party. A record 322 women were elected, giving women the majority in the new legislature (53.22%), up from 48.86% in 2013. On 19 April, the newly elected National Assembly of the People's Power elected Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country's new President (head of the Council of State). He replaced Mr. Raúl Castro, the younger brother of Mr. Fidel Castro who himself had led the country between 1959 and 2008. Mr. Diaz-Canel, 57, is the first Cuban leader born after the Cuban Revolution. He pledged to continue the path of the revolution. Note: The statutory number of members decreased from 612 to 605 due to the decrease of the population in the country. The electoral law requires one deputy for every 20,000 inhabitants.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
1
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
100%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Communist Party
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
283
Number of women elected
322
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
53.22%
Sources
National Assembly of the People's Power (14.03.2018) Granma CNN The New York Times AFP
Women Directly Elected
322

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
283
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
322
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
19.04.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández (Male)
Political party
Communist Party
Date of election
18.04.2018