The National Electoral Council (CEN) of Cuba shared on Tuesday the final results of the popular referendum on the Family Code, which was approved with 66.85 percent in favor, with a total of 3,950,288 voting Yes. voters.
President of Cuba endorses Family Code
During a press conference, the CEN specified that the votes against said law represent 33.15 percent, that is, 1,959,097 voters who expressed their disagreement with the normative proposal.
Of the total ballots deposited in the polls, a total of 5,909,385 ballots, which represents 94.25 percent, were declared valid, as they met the requirements established by law, the entity declared.
IN INFOGRAPHIC | In the referendum on the Family Code, 3,950,288 voters voted for Yes, which represents 66.85% of the total number of valid ballots. 1,959,097 voters voted for No, which represents 33.15%. Let’s see the behavior of the above by territories. pic.twitter.com/mbuaxmkJN9
— Elections in Cuba (@Elecciones_Cuba)
October 4, 2022
The CEN reported that 13,058 inclusions and 2,547 exclusions due to death were made, which allowed it to conclude with an updated list of 8,457,978 voters, of whom 6,269,427 exercised the right to vote, for 74.12 percent of attendance at the polls.
Similarly, the agency shared that “the final results reported today have required hard work from our electoral authorities and specialists from the Electoral Registry, with total transparency, at a time when we are recovering from the effects of Hurricane Ian and the emergency energetic”.
The process began with a basic part of 8,447,467 voters, the Council noted. Meanwhile, the National Electoral Council “ratifies the recognition to all the participants for the work carried out and, especially, to the electoral authorities and our people.”
The Family Code was approved on September 25, 2022 and the results of the referendum were announced the following day. Having obtained the majority affirmative vote (Yes) in the valid votes cast by voters, organizations, groups and activists in Cuba celebrated the decision of the Cuban people to approve this law that will guarantee, among other rights, the protection of older adults and the autonomy and guarantees of children, adolescents to be respected and listened to.
In the same way, plurality is recognized in the constitution of the types of families, equal marriage, adoption by homosexual couples, the prohibition of child marriage and addresses gender violence.