Cuba”s President Miguel Diaz-Canel votes during a referendum to approve or reject the new constitution in Havana, Cuba [Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo]

Nearly 87 percent of Cuban voters approved a new constitution that preserves the island’s single-party socialist system and centrally planned economy while updating some financial, electoral and criminal laws, authorities said Monday.

The margin of victory was relatively low for a country where opposition parties and campaigns are illegal and official proposals

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