- Cuba is drafting a new constitution for the first time since 1976, and the new document doesn’t mention communism.
- The new constitution also allows private property as part of the focus on socialism instead of communism.
- The draft also allows same-sex marriage, sets up the position of prime minister, and places term limits on presidents.
- Lawmakers can adjust the draft before it is approved and put to a national referendum.
HAVANA (Reuters) – A draft of Cuba’s new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property, and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system. Continue reading “A new draft of Cuba’s constitution drops communism and allows same-sex marriage”