The territory of Contramaestre will appoint this Saturday, January 25, the Mayor of the local government, before the delegates of the districts, gathered in the Seventh Extraordinary Session of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power, the highest body of the State in this jurisdiction belonging to the East of Cuba.
Jorge Luis Fraga Novella, in his capacity as president of the local government for the current seventeenth term of office of this body, in use of the authority conferred by Law 132 of 2019, signed the call for the government meeting this Saturday, which will take place at nine o’clock in the morning at the theater of the headquarters of the Cuban Communist Party in Contramaestre.
A single item on the agenda of this extraordinary session will be: the appointment of the mayor, at the proposal of the president of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power, and the appointment of the rest of the members of the Administration Council, at the proposal of its mayor.
It is important to know that the Municipal Mayor is a new figure in the structure of government in Cuba, whose role will be decisive for the direction, control and progress of the activities of an executive-administrative nature in the town.
The person holding the office of Mayor is responsible for presiding over the Council of the municipal administration and that administration is in charge of: “satisfying, among others, the needs of the economy, health, assistance, education, culture, sports and recreation of the community in the territory to which its jurisdiction extends, as well as carrying out tasks related to prevention and social care”, as defined in Article 201 of the Magna Carta of the Republic of Cuba.
The delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of the 168 municipalities in Cuba shall directly appoint the person who will serve as mayor in each territory, based on a proposal made by the president of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power, and after their delegates have studied and learned about the biography and career of the comrade.
In this way, the changes that accompany the new structure of the State in Cuba respond to the steps of the legislative activity that the nation is experiencing in fulfillment of the transitory provisions of the Constitution and Law 127, the Electoral Law, with a view to achieving an organic leadership of the country that, together with the people, promotes the advancement of Cuban society.