Cuba's New President won't be a Castro


For the first time in sixty years the next President of Cuba won't be a member of the Castro family.

The next President will be Miguel Diaz-Canel.

Raul Castro, 86, will step down after serving two terms as President.

In February 2013, Cuban president Raúl Castro announced he would resign in 2018, ending his five-year term, and that hopes to implement permanent term limits for future Cuban Presidents, including age limits.

Miguel Diaz-Canel was promoted to the post of Vice President of the Council of Ministers (deputy Prime Minister) in 2012. A year later, on 24 February 2013, he was elected as First Vice President of the Council of State.


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