Apr 19, 2021
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Miguel Diaz-Canel elected to the post of head of the Communist Party of Cuba

Delegates to the 8th Congress of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba have elected the composition of the new Central Committee, according to the Communist Party’s Twitter page.

The country’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, was elected first secretary of the Central Committee.

Former first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro, said that he would not accept offers to remain in the highest bodies of the party organization, but remains a “fighter of the Revolution.”

Earlier, Raul Castro announced his resignation. It is noted that he took over the leadership of Cuba in 2008, when his brother Fidel retired. He left positions in 2018. He was replaced by the current president of the republic, Miguel Diaz-Canel.

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