Cuban President Raul Castro and former President Fidel Castro cast ballots in municipal council elections. Rough cut. (No reporter narration.)
EDIT CONTAINS VIDEO THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Cuban President Raul Castrol cast his ballot on Sunday (April 19) in municipal elections in Cuba which for the first time since the 1959 revolution feature candidates not affiliated with the Castro government. According to local media reports, at least two of the 27,000 candidates standing for election to local councils do not pledge their loyalty to the Castro regime. Eight million Cubans were expected to cast ballots across the island nation. The president marked his ballot at a school in the Playa municipality, where he spoke with voters and posed for photos with Pioneer students. Photographs showed former president Fidel Castro filling out his ballot. Cuban government television later showed a woman holding a ballot she said was from Fidel Castro and placing that in the ballot box.