Articles published on Thursday by the Granma and Juventud Rebelde newspapers highlight the importance of this step in which 614 deputies will take up their posts as members of Parliament. During Sunday’s session, they will elect the leadership of this body and also the Council of State.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Convention Center in Havana and, according to current legislation, it will be presided over by Maria Esther Reus, President of the National Electoral Commission.

Among other duties, the National Assembly has to discuss and approve national plans for economic and social development as well as the national budget. It also approves the system of direction and planning of the national economy and the general guidelines of the country’s domestic and foreign policies.

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