Raul Castro resigns as head of the Communist Party of Cuba

FILE PHOTO: Fidel Castro and his brother, Armed Forces Minister Raul Castro (L), preside over a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the death of independence hero Antonio Maceo, in Havana, Cuba December 7, 1996. REUTERS/Rafael Perez/File Photo

Former Cuban President Raul Castro has resigned from the post of Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. Raul Castro has resigned from his post on Friday. Meanwhile, his resignation is a sign that it is time to entrust the leadership of the party to the younger generation. For the first time in Cuba, there will be no member of the Castro family that will lead national affairs. In Cuba, the Castro family had always a say in governmental affairs for the last six decades. One can say that an era has come to an end in Cuba.

During the Eight Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro (89) has made this announcement. Further, He said that he has fulfilled his job as the first Secretary. Moreover, his work has given him satisfaction. He is also confident about the future of Cuba.

Fidel Castro was the father of the Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro was the brother of Raul Castro. Fidel was also the father of the Cuban Revolution. Moreover, Fidel died in 2016. As of now, we don’t know who Raul would be supporting for the post of Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba. While media reports suggest that he will support the 60-year-old Miguel Diaz Canel. It is because Miguel Diaz Canel had succeeded him as president in 2018.

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Castro family won’t head internal affairs of Cuba

Raul Castro’s retirement means that no member of the Castro family will formally lead the Cuban affairs. Moreover, this will be the first time in the last six decades that such a change is taking place. This change is taking place in Cuba at a time when it is already going through a difficult time of the COVID Pandemic.