Cuba’s National Assembly has drafted a new constitution which drops the goal of achieving a Communist society. It will be voted on in a referendum later this year.
Voters in Cuba took to the polls to decide on a government-drafted constitution. It recognizes private property but keeps the Communist party in the saddle. The debate over the draft sparked anger from religious groups.
Cuban voters have approved a new constitution cementing Communist Party power. The constitution also implements minor social and economic changes.
The new constitution omits references to communism, recognizes private property and enshrines gay marriage. After it passes the National Assembly it will be voted on in a public referendum.
Cuban leader Raul Castro, torch-bearing brother of the deceased revolutionary Fidel Castro, has praised the nation's path while calling for economic improvements. He laid blame for Latin America's ills on Donald Trump.
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