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Raúl Castro steps down as Cuban Communist Party leader

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Raúl Castro says he is resigning as Cuban Communist Party leader, ending his family's six decades in power.

Mr Castro, 89, told a party congress that he is handing over the leadership to a younger generation "full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit".

His successor will be voted in at the end of the four-day congress.

The move, which was expected, ends the era of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro, which began with the 1959 revolution.

"I believe fervently in the strength and exemplary nature and comprehension of my compatriots," he told party delegates in Havana on Friday.

Although Mr Castro has not endorsed a successor, it is widely believed the party leadership will pass to Miguel Díaz-Canel, who took over as the island's president in 2018.

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  • ravin Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:22 AM

    These are the type of leaders Sri Lanka need at this hour.

    Lumbini Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:27 AM

    Meanwhile, Ranil Wickramasinghe has decided to stay on and accept the parliamentary position.

    Shiiraan Nooramith Sunday, 18 April 2021 07:17 AM

    The looser stays on . Thats what you call "Thanha"


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