Voting in Havana, February 24, 2019.
The 86.85 per cent of voters who cast ballots on
24 said YES to the new Constitution -- 6,816,169 Cubans who
reaffirmed their commitment to the country's socialist project,
respect for rights, and inclusion -- that is the full dignity of
This support, undoubtedly massive, in a popular
which every citizen acted as a constituent, acquires greater
resonance in the current adverse international context, with
imperialism beating the drums of war and announcing the end of
But Cuba, with 150 years of struggle behind us,
willing to surrender.
Unity, consciousness, legal culture,
reaffirmation ... are what prevailed in the constitutional reform
process, an experience that will not end with the proclamation of
the new Magna Carta.
Next will begin the tremendous challenge of
laws to the Constitution's essence: implementing, acting and,
all, respecting the letter of the supreme law, which is sacred.
statement is to be put into practice -- that is the challenge --
that Fidel alerted us to, and that has been assumed as the
focus of the next steps.
The country that results from this YES will be
is with all and for the good of all, for every citizen of Cuba,
regardless of their vote, one that is better every day, always in
Revolution, with the willingness to change what must be changed,
confidence in human improvement.
Voting in Santiago de Cuba (left) and Veradero.
This article was published in
Volume 49 Number 8 - March 9, 2019
Clear - Granma