March 26, 2023 Held


Republic of Cuba

Election for Asemblea Nacional del Poder Popular (Cuban National Assembly of People's Power)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:6,167,605
Valid Votes:5,565,640
Invalid Votes:601,965

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Communist Party of Cuba (Partido Comunista de Cuba) 470 - 5,565,640

Election Results Modified: May 26, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 470 seats of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Miguel DÍAZ-CANEL Bermudez (since 19 April 2018) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Manuel MARRERO Cruz (since 21 December 2019) 

  • Assembly: Unicameral National Assembly of People’s Power (Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular) with 470 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is indirectly elected by the assembly and may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the president and confirmed by the assembly. 

  • Members of the National Assembly of People’s Power are directly elected by absolute majority vote in multi-member provincial constituencies and serve 5-year terms. 

  • Cuba is a one-party state, and all candidates are nominated by government bodies controlled by the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC).  No other political parties are officially recognized or permitted to operate in Cuba.   

  • Candidates are nominated by the municipal, provincial, or national assemblies, then approved by the National Electoral Commission. Voters receive a ballot listing an approved candidate for each seat in their constituency and may vote for as many as they prefer.  If the approved candidate is not elected, the seat is left vacant until the next election is declared. 

Last Election: 

In 2018, Communist Party-approved candidates won 605 seats in the National Assembly of People’s Power. Voter turnout was 85.65%. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

In 2019, the assembly passed a law reducing the number of assembly seats from 614 to 470. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • Candidate filing deadline: 20 January 2023 (start of candidate approval process) 

  • Voter registration deadline: 25 February 2023 (end of voter roll review window) 

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Communist Party of Cuba / Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC) 

  • Leader: Miguel DÍAZ-CANEL Bermudez 

  • Seats won in last election: 605 out of 614 

  • The remaining 9 seats were left vacant. 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Cuba: No   

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 1 judgement & 3 resources 

Election Modified: Jul 10, 2023

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