4 Feb 2013

Cubans voting on candidates for parliament

7:40 am on 4 February 2013

Cubans are voting on a slate of candidates for parliament in the second stage of an electoral process that culminates later this month.

Parliament will convene on 24 February and pick a new parliament chief for the first time in two decades.

Raul Castro is expected to be renamed as president.

The National Assembly has 612 members over 1600 provincial delegates. More than eight million people are eligible to vote.