Raul Castro was elected again as the new president of Cuba
Cuba, February 24, 2013
Raul Castro was elected by the National Assembly of Cuba as the new president of the Caribbean country. He’ll rule for a second term of five years, according to the National News Agency.
The vice president will be the engineer Miguel Diaz Canel of 52 years old. It may be recalled that recently that Fidel’s brother had joked that he would resign because of his age.
At a congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in April 2011, Castro made a proposal to limit to two terms of five years each on permanence as president and the state government, an unprecedented initiative in half a century.