According to the AP, the “preliminary results” are expected this afternoon:
Cuba Parliament must decide on Castro
By WILL WEISSERT
Preliminary results are expected this afternoon in Cuba's parliamentary elections. Cubans are being asked to back 614 top Communists, career politicians, musicians and athletes for posts in the legislature, known as the National Assembly.
Of course, once the results of the elections are final and the new National Assembly assembles, they will decide, according to the AP, whether Castro will remain their totalitarian ruler. In planet AP, you see, totalitarian dictators respect the votes of parliament. It is not the totalitarian dictator, Fidel, who decides what he’s going to do and then has his rubber stamp assembly agree. No, that’s just a bunch of right wing propaganda spread by the Miami Mafia:
Wow! More suspense!Still unknown, however, is whether the assembly will choose Castro as council president when it convenes for the first time on Feb. 24, or whether the bearded revolutionary will step down after nearly 50 years at Cuba's helm.