Díaz-Canel elected first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Photo: Prensa Latina.

Díaz-Canel elected first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
Díaz-Canel elected first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Photo: Prensa Latina.

Havana, Cuba: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) today elected the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the first secretary of the leading political organization of the Caribbean nation, Prensa Latina publishes.

In its first plenary meeting, the new Central Committee elected the day before by the delegates to the 8th Congress of the PCC also elected the members of the Political Bureau and the Party Secretariat.

Díaz-Canel will hold the position held by Army General Raúl Castro, an exponent of the historical leadership of the Cuban Revolution led by the historical leader of that process, Fidel Castro and whose legacy he prevailed in the conclave.

Raúl Castro, who announced the results of the Plenary Session, announced on April 16 that he would not accept a proposal to remain in a senior position in the Party, although he said that he would continue to ‘serve as just another revolutionary combatant, willing to make my modest contribution until the end of (his) life’.

With this natural and historical change, the 8th Congress of the PCC becomes a milestone in the continuity of the Cuban revolutionary process and the reaffirmation of the socialist social and economic development model.

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