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Friday, November 18, 2016

New Cuban Parliament Site Inaugurated Without Pomp

New Cuban Parliament Site Inaugurated Without Pomp / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 17 November 2017 – The inauguration of the National Capitol
building as the headquarters of Cuba's National Assembly of People's
Power was treated with a minor notice on the second page of the
Communist Party newspaper Granma, with the central focus being the
presence, at the site, of Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam.

The president of the Cuban parliament, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, solemnly
declared that this Wednesday was "an historic day for us," and explained
to the Asian delegation how the National Assembly works. Eusebio Leal
then led a tour of the restored areas.

The inauguration lacked pomp or a formal prior notice. Nor it was
attended by all the deputies, nor was the ceremony broadcast live on
national television.

Outside the re-inaugurated dome, scaffolding continues to fill the
scene, while construction dust and noise leaves no doubt that the most
emblematic building of the Republican era is not yet ready to properly
receive the parliament of socialism.

Source: New Cuban Parliament Site Inaugurated Without Pomp / 14ymedio –
Translating Cuba -
http://translatingcuba.com/new-cuban-parliament-site-inaugurated-without-pomp-14ymedio/
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