In an interview with Prensa Latina, Acosta, who is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), said that at his meetings with local leaders, he will share the experiences gathered in every stage of the process until its conclusion on April 10, when the new Constitution of the Republic was proclaimed.
The Constitution reaffirms Cuba’s socialist character and the PCC’s leading role in society, shows changes in the State’s structure, expands individual rights and guarantees, strengthens the people’s power from the grassroots (municipalities) and recognizes several forms of property, including the private property.
The new Constitution replaced the one approved in 1976. It contains 87 additional articles and nearly seven million Cubans supported it at the polls when they exercised their right to free, direct and secret voting.
Acosta added that he plans to learn about some initiatives implemented in China for several years, because Cuba has changed its institutional design and there are new figures within the higher apparatus of the State.
He expressed great expectations because his stay here is part of the continuity of fluid and permanent bilateral exchanges, and a historic, solid relationship that grows and gets deeper every day.