Cuba to hold referendum on Family Code

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel. (GP)

HAVANA – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says history will be created on September 25 when a national referendum will be held on the new Family Code.

On his Twitter account, the head of state said the new code adopted by the Cuban Parliament in July is the Code of Affection.

The Referendum will ask the question “Do you agree with the Family Code?” and a simple majority of over 50 per cent of the votes for YES or NO will decide if the new code is enforced or not.

Final results are expected to be release September 30.

Cuban authorities have described the new code as reflecting the social and family reality of Cubans.

Some articles of the legislation refer to equal access to legal-family institutions such as marriage, effective unions, adoption and assisted reproduction techniques, parental responsibility, and the progressive autonomy of children. (CMC)




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