Miguel Diaz Canel elected as new president of Cuba and succeeds Raul Casto. He was elected by Cuban Assembly unanimously. Fidel Castro was the president of Cuba until 2006 and his brother Raul become president. Miguel becoming the president of Cuba makes new history by ending the six decade of Castro rule in the country after the Cuban revolution.
Miguel is a person who has not participated in the Cuban revolution. He was born after Cuban revolution and was serving as first vice president for the past five years. 86 year old Castro will hold the Party leadership position till 2021 and party congress congress happening in 2021 will elect the new leadership.
LIVE | First Secretary of Cuban Communist party Raul Castro speaks at the Cuban National Assembly of The People's Power, where Miguel Diaz-Canel has just been elected to be his successor.
Posted by teleSUR English on Thursday, April 19, 2018