Raul Castro confirms he's resigning, ending long era in Cuba

Raul Castro says he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution

Via AP news wire
Friday 16 April 2021 19:51
Cuba Communist Party
Cuba Communist Party

Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.

Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.

Castro didn’t say who he would endorse as his successor as first secretary-general of the Communist Party, but he previously has indicated that he favors yielding control to Miguel Diaz-Canel who succeeded him as president in 2018.