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Gender and Democracy in Cuba$
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Ilja A. Luciak

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813030630

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813030630.001.0001

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Gender Equality and Electoral Politics

Gender Equality and Electoral Politics

The 2002–2003 National Elections

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(p.88) 5 Gender Equality and Electoral Politics
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Gender and Democracy in Cuba
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Iija A. Luciak

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030630.003.0005

This chapter discusses the selection process made by the National Candidate Commission in order to provide a final candidate list for the national elections of 2002–2003. This chapter focuses on the 2002–2003 elections which provide a great opportunity to examine closely the Cuban electoral process. Whereas previous studies on Cuban elections lacked gender perspective, this chapter focuses on the gender composition of the various assemblies involved in the Cuban national elections wherein female representation on the local and national level varies considerably due to positive discrimination. The chapter also examines the candidate nomination process and presents a detailed election results for the municipal and national level.

Keywords:   National Candidate Commission, national elections, 2002–2003 elections, Cuban electoral process, gender, gender composition, female representation, positive discrimination, candidate nomination process, election results

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