Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sixth Congress of the Communist Party approved 313 Guidelines

Source: Cuban News Agency (ACN), 19 April 2011

A total of 313 guidelines from the Draft Guidelines of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution were approved by the delegates to the Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) that concluded on Tuesday morning at Havana’s Convention Center with the presentation of the new Politburo and Secretariat of the Central Committee of this political organization.

Working in commissions, the delegates analyzed the more than 780,000 recommendations made by the people in recent months during the nationwide discussion of the Draft Guidelines, which led to the modification of 86 guidelines and the addition of another two.

The chapters in which more changes were introduced are those dealing with social policies, the management model, the strategies in the energy and industrial fields, and the agro-industrial sector.

According to the Central Report to the Congress, the first stage of discussion of the Draft Guidelines took place since last December until February all across the nation with the participation of 8,913,838 people.

The original document contained 291 guidelines; 16 of them were moved to others; 94 preserved their phrasing; 181 had their content modified; and 36 new guidelines were incorporated for a grand total of 311 guidelines.