Havana, January 25 (RHC)-- The president of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, congratulated the mayors appointed in the country's 168 municipalities.
He described the step as something of "great importance in institutional terms."
In a message, Lazo considered that this election improves the People's Power system, by reinforcing the role of the Municipal Assemblies
The text, published on the National Parliament website, adds that the functions that the mayors assume "will continue to be marked by responsibility for the problems of the people's lives.
Lazo Hernández stressed the certainty that those appointed will know how to be faithful to the commitment assumed in historical moments for Cuba and will always defend the principles of socialist democracy expressed in the new Constitution.
The Mayor will preside over the Council of the Municipal Administration in charge of satisfying the needs of the economy, health, assistance, education, culture, sports, and recreation of the territory's community, according to Article 201 of the Constitution.