German parliament leader chides Cuba elections as ‘farce’
Author : DPA
Berlin - In an interview, Bundestag President Norbert Lammert criticized Sunday’s upcoming elections in Cuba as a farce, noting the lack of any opposition candidates on the election slate. “With only 614 candidates for the 614 slots in the National Assembly, the point is driven home,” Lammert said in an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
He said it was the height of cynicism that the Cuban government defends the system as one that spares voters the need to decide between candidates whom they don’t know. Lammert also criticized Cuba’s refusal to allow international election observers.