Like a growing number of Cubans, 77-year-old Havana resident Humberto Avila says he will likely sit out Sunday's legislative elections.
The retired university professor says he's done the math - 470 candidates, 470 open seats - and sees no point in voting.
"That's the same number of candidates as open seats," he told Reuters. "There are no choices."
In Cuba, government-organized selection committees choose the candidates, who must then receive more than 50% of validly-cast votes in their district to earn a seat in the National Assembly, the country's highest lawmaking body. Political campaigning is illegal.
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