Cuba Holds a Stacked Election Amid the Biggest Population Exodus Since the Revolution

March 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) -- Cuba is holding elections Sunday to pick lawmakers at a time when the ruling communist party is struggling to keep a lid on public anger caused by rampant inflation, hunger and blackouts. The system has allowed the Communist Party to control the parliament since its inception in 1976. With little prospect of change, Cubans are fleeing in the biggest exodus since the communist party took power six decades ago. Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter that the party was hoping for “an energetic and undeniable victory,” in the election. Read More: Jamaica Moves to Shut Cuba-US Migration Route With Transit VisaMost Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2023 Bloomberg L.P.