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Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's President

19 April 2018 07:12 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.

Cuba politicians in the country’s National Assembly announced that the vice president had been selected to replace the brother of Fidel Castro, who had taken charge of the country after his brother fell ill in 2011. Fidel Castro, the driving force behind the country’s revolution and who ruled it it with a first that was frequently cast of iron, died in 2016.

Reports said there was little surprise about the ascension of Mr Diaz-Canel, of which little is known by the international community; he was the sole candidate in the assembly secret ballot and therefore all but guaranteed of victory in Cuba’s single-party system.

  Comments - 3

  • Lalith Thursday, 19 April 2018 07:48 PM

    Soviet Cuba has an executive president. Their fans JVP are opposed to executive presidency in Sri Lanka. What hypocrisy.

    Ceylon Thursday, 19 April 2018 08:24 PM

    Punish him as a national traitor.corrupt castros looted cuba and kept people under severe sufferings.these billionaire comunists must suffer for their crimes.cuba is one of poor countries in the world now.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 20 April 2018 04:53 AM

    Hope he will guide the country like Castro brothers . Cuba is great country with high litrecy rate , very good health and fantastic education system . They invest lot on agriculture also .

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