Cuban leader Raul Castro says he will retire in 2018




 
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Cuban leader Raul Castro says he will retire in 2018
 
February 25th, 2013  
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Cuban leader Raul Castro says he will retire in 2018
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro announced on Sunday he will step down from power after his second term ends in 2018, and the new parliament named a 52-year-old rising star to become his first vice president and most visible successor. "This will be my last term," Castro, 81, said shortly after the National Assembly elected him to a second five-year tenure. In a surprise move, the new parliament also named Miguel Diaz-Canel as first vice president, meaning he would take over if Castro cannot serve his full term. ...




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