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Cuba: New President Diaz-Canel receives standing ovation alongside Castro01:15

Cuba: New President Diaz-Canel receives standing ovation alongside Castro

Cuba, Havana
April 19, 2018 at 15:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Delegates of Cuba’s National Assembly gave a standing ovation to the newly appointed President Miguel Diaz-Canel and former incumbent Raul Castro in Havana on Thursday, after Castro stepped down following a 10-year term serving as President.The 605 assembly members voted for Cuba’s Communist Party first vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, 58, as Castro’s handpicked successor following a two-day voting session. Raul Castro will remain the head of the Communist Party and a member of the National Assembly as well as the country’s most prominent public figure.The 86-year old Castro has served two five-year terms as president. His brother Fidel was prime minister and president of the country from 1959 until 2006.

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Delegates of Cuba’s National Assembly gave a standing ovation to the newly appointed President Miguel Diaz-Canel and former incumbent Raul Castro in Havana on Thursday, after Castro stepped down following a 10-year term serving as President.The 605 assembly members voted for Cuba’s Communist Party first vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, 58, as Castro’s handpicked successor following a two-day voting session. Raul Castro will remain the head of the Communist Party and a member of the National Assembly as well as the country’s most prominent public figure.The 86-year old Castro has served two five-year terms as president. His brother Fidel was prime minister and president of the country from 1959 until 2006.

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