We Must Never Neglect, even for a moment, the
Unity of the Majority of Cubans around the Party and the
must never neglect, even for a moment, the unity of the majority
of Cubans around the Party and the Revolution, the unity that
has helped us get here and move forward in building our
socialism, said Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of
State and Ministers, at the close of the Eighth Ordinary Session
of the National Assembly of Popular Power (ANPP), corresponding
to the Seventh Legislature.
A minute of silence in honor of the Army General Julio Casas
Regueiro, opened the parliamentary day, during which it was
recalled that in a few days it will be ten years since the
agreement, at the Fifth Legislature, to confer the title of Hero
of the Republic of Cuba on Gerardo, Antonio, René, Ramón and
Fernando, the Mariana Grajales Order on their mothers and the
Ana Betancourt Order their wives.
In this sense, the ANPP agreed to: "Continue to fight with
courage and perseverance for the world to mobilize and for the
United States government to do justice."
Adel Yzquierdo, Politburo member and Minister of Economy and
Planning, presented the plan for 2012 and the economic results
of 2011, where an growth of 2.7% of the GDP was estimated, 3%
lower than planned. However, the economy shows favorable
performance over the previous year.
Lina Pedraza, Minister of Finance and Prices, released the draft
State Budget Law for 2012 and Osvaldo Martinez, president of the
Economic Affairs Committee, read the report on the documents
approved by the parliament.
The ongoing implementation of the Guidelines of the Sixth Party
Congress was presented by Marino Murillo, vice president of the
Council of Ministers.
In addition, the Supreme Court and the Attorney General's Office
presented their statements, while the report on both was also
approved. It was presented by Jose Luis Toledo Santander,
president of the Commission on Constitutional and Legal Affairs,
who highlighted the high incidence women in the employ of the
Courts and the Prosecutor, 76% and 77% respectively.