Raúl Castro to step down as Communist Party leader

by Jenny Mount · Apr 13th, 2021 11:48 am

Last Updated Apr 14th, 2021 at 2:21 pm

Former Cuban President Raúl Castro is expected to step down after 13 years as head of the Communist Party.

Castro pledged to step down back in 2018 as he handed the day-to-day government obligations to President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

The Communist Party will convene for its Eighth Congress on Friday, which is when Castro is planning to make the move to step down.

Although it is not expected Cuba will abandon its military socialist approach to government, some think there could be modest moves to modernize the economy.

🔦 The Castros have held the top position in the country and the Communist Party since 1959.


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