Cuba has Chosen its Next President

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Cuba announced today that the nation has chosen its next president, 57-year-old Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.  Diaz-Canel was chosen at the two-day legislative session of the Cuban National Assembly.  It is an important transformative moment in the history of the Island, passing the presidency to a younger generation of leaders. Diaz-Canel, educated as an engineer, originally worked as a local party leader.  He was appointed as Minister of Higher Education (2009-2012) and, in 2012, promoted to Vice President of the Council of Ministers.  In 2013, Diaz-Canel was elected to the post of First Vice President of the Council of State.  He is also a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba. Raúl Castro became president after his brother, former leader Fidel Castro, became…




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