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Wednesday, January 05, 2005 By: Juan Paxety
A joke if it weren't so sad.
This is another example of a story that would be a joke if it weren't so sad. castro has decided how local municipalities will vote for elected officials this year. Itar-Tass reports that eight million people are expected to vote in two rounds of elections in April. The Russian press agency goes on to say:
Cuban authorities have said many a time this country has the most democratic election system in the world.
They indicate that the degree of its democracy has a weighty proof – a typically very high turnout of voters at the polling stations and total absence of frauds in electoral procedures.
Elections at the whim of a dictator. A high voter turn out. Didn't Saddam have much the same thing?