The last Soviet in Havana: A comparative analysis of Cuba’s 2019 constitution within the Marxist-socialist legal tradition

In April 10 of 2019 the new Cuban constitution came into force after being approved earlier that year in a national referendum by 90.61% of voters. Our research project aims to determine where the 2019 constitution -which replaced the 1976 charter, modeled after the 1936 Soviet Constitution- falls within the Marxist-socialist constitutional tradition. Thus, using an original dataset that includes every constitution that has ever been promulgated by a Marxist-Leninist State, we first aim to determine what are the main features of Marxist-socialist charters and secondly, which of these features are present in the 2019 Cuban document.