Written by Staff Writer
20 Apr, 2016 | 8:05 pm
President Raul Castro will serve a second term as head of Cuba’s Communist Party alongside other veterans, as the island’s ageing leaders see out a final period in power amid economic reform and détente with the United States.
Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro was among the participants of the Congress and spoke before President Raul Castro. Former Cuban Leader, Fidel Castro stated that he will turning 90 years soon and he never imagined it and has not been the fruit of any labour as it was purely a whim by destiny.
Explaining further, he noted that everybody will get their turn but the ideas of Cuba’s Communism would remain and went on to note that this could possibly be the last time that he speaks from this room.
President Raul Castro, 84, said it would be the last one headed by the current leaders, signalling that they would step aside sometime before the next such meeting in five years.
The Communist Party, whose leadership elections were announced by state media on Tuesday, April 19 wants avoid any chaotic collapse as it wrestles with economic change and a transition from the generation of leaders who fought in the 1959 revolution.
30 Aug, 2020 | 05:20 PM
04 Dec, 2019 | 11:20 AM
Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]