The 7th Congress of PCC will be held on April 16-19 with about 1,000 delegates and will focus on the continuity of the economic reforms to update Cuba's socialist model approved at the 6th Congress in 2011.
Guaranteeing greater representation of all Communist Party members around the country and ensuring that participants increasingly reflect the areas from which they come, were key considerations during the election of delegates to the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, to be held April 16-19.
According to an announcement made at the Party Central Committee Department of Cadre Organization and Policy, 1,000 delegates – similar to the number of participants in the 6th Congress - representing all territories will attend the organization’s most important event.
According to information received, nominations for delegate candidates began in June of 2015, in all Party units around the country, demonstrating the democratic nature of the process. Later, the Party Municipal Committees organized candidate commissions responsible for evaluating nominees and carrying out peer reviews.
Voting for delegates took place February 1-15, 2016, with Fidel and Raúl among the first elected in Santiago de Cuba, and the José Martí district in the municipality of Segundo Frente, respectively.
In regards to the composition of the group elected, although all spheres are represented – including the self employed - the agricultural sector dominates with an emphasis on members who can contribute more to debates given their knowledge and experience.
Also noted was the fact that 43.2% of delegates are women, while 84% are university graduates. The average age of delegates is 48 years, although 55 participants are younger than 35.
The entire election process was preceded by work review assemblies and elections to choose those who will hold Party leadership positions, in municipalities, districts and provinces, a process which took place September through December 2015.
Around 1.5 million people, including non-party members, participated in these meetings where also discussed were the implementation of Economic and Social Policy Guidelines, and objectives approved in the First National Party Conference; work with youth; and combating subversive acts and other negative tendencies, such as corruption, crime and social indiscipline.
A review of these issues, with a focus on the Party’s role in solving them, will no doubt feature on the agenda of the upcoming Congress.
International Communist Press.
12 de abril 2016.
Partido Comunista de Cuba(PCC) publicó un articulo en Granma antes de su VII. Congreso, argumentando el papel del PCC en "la preservación de la obra de la Revolución"
El articulo destaca el papel de liderazgo del PCC para el pueblo de Cuba frente los retos asociados con las relaciones diplomáticas restablecidas con los Estados Unidos.
"…el Partido cimentó la unidad de todo el pueblo y encabezó su resistencia frente a las agresiones de todo tipo de las sucesivas administraciones norteamericanas, ahora lo hace en un nuevo escenario." dice el articulo cuyo titulo es, "Sin el Partido, no podría existir la Revolución". Granma subraya el papel irremplazable del Partido en el mantenimiento del curso socialista.
El VII. Congreso del PCC se realizara entre el 16 y el 19 de abril con alrededor de 1000 delegaciones y se centrara en la continuidad de las reformas economicas para actualizar el modelo socialista de Cuba, aprovada en el VI. congreso en el 2011.
Fidel Castro también fue elegido para ser un delegado al cónclave comunista en la ciudad de Oriente de Santiago de Cuba este febrero.