HAVANA, Cuba.- The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party (CC-PCC), President Raul Castro, presides over the First National Conference of this political organization that began on Saturday morning at Havana’s Convention Center.
The opening remarks of the meeting were delivered by the Second Secretary of the CC-PCC, First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.
Afterwards, the delegates began their work in four commissions to analyze the content of the draft base document of the Conference which includes topics such as the working methods of the Party, its ideological work, the policy of cadres, and the PCC’s relations with the Young Communist League
(UJC) and grass-roots organizations, among others.
The draft base document of the Conference, whose initial version was published last October, was analyzed in more than 65,000 meetings by the members of the PCC and the UJC, who expressed more than one million opinions, which resulted in the modification of 78 of the draft’s 96 objectives and the addition of another five.
Earlier this month, the 811 delegates to the Conference analyzed the modifications recommended and on Saturday they continue discussing the document on on behalf of the over 800,000 PCC members.