A man wearing a shirt with an image of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara prepares to vote at a polling station in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Government claims strong turnout in Cuba Assembly vote

There had been fears of abstention ahead of the vote as the government struggles with shortages, inflation and growing social unrest. But official figures say some 8 million people - more than 70% of eligible voters - turned out on the day.