Monday, November 19, 2007

Will he run?

The next step in Cuba’s electoral process is to elect a new National Assembly, and if Fidel Castro is to remain President, his name must be on the ballot. Mexico’s La Jornada looks at the calendar of the last two election cycles; following that precedent, announcement of dates for National Assembly elections should come any day now, the election should take place in January or February, and the new legislature should be seated by March.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe they would not "nominate" Fidel. The official line is that he is improving and, to prove it, he does not stop writing his "reflexiones". They say he is of sound mind and, even if it is just a formality, I think they are under pressure to "elect" him once more. Of course, anything is possible. Even if he does not "run", as long as he is alive and talking, he will be giving orders. The post Castro era will only begin when he finally says goodbye to his current incarnation.