Canada Cuba: the party elects its direction, announced results Monday

08:05  19 april  2021
08:05  19 april  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Cuban Communist Party 's delegates voted Sunday for a new Central Committee, in one of the final stages of the ruling party 's 8th Congress due to end its work on Monday . The Congress has seen the retirement of veteran revolutionary Raúl Castro from the party 's leadership, marking a generational change coinciding with deep economic and financial reforms in the country. The central committee directs the political organization between congresses and selects from its ranks the political bureau, which in turn appoints its first secretary, largely expected to be current President Miguel Díaz Canel.

Cuba ’s Communist Party Congress that kicked off Friday made it official: Raul Castro, late leader Fidel Castro’s brother, plans to step down as party chief, ending his family’s six-decade grip on the communist island. Castro, 89, didn’t say who would be taking his place, but he’s likely to cede Unlike Cuba , China and Vietnam “understand how to make a country functional with a Communist Party ,” he said. “Neither country operates at a deficit. Neither country has issues paying its bills. Both countries have a robust private sector -- sometimes a bit too robust for their respective political landscapes, but

  Cuba: le parti élit sa direction, résultats annoncés lundi © Provided by the Cuban Communist Party (CPC) by the

L Es delegates elected Sunday their new central committee, which will in turn elect the political direction of the party In a vote whose results will be announced Monday, the last day of the single party congress.

As part of this historic congress that marks the departure of Raul Castro , the delegates "elected Sunday evening the members of the CPC Central Committee, who will be responsible for electing the party's political direction, which will be presented at From the final session "Congress, told the CCP on Twitter .

After its election, the new central committee will hold its first plenum, which will elect the PCC's senior political office for the period 2021-2026.

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In a speech opening the four day closed door event, excerpts of which were broadcast on state television, Castro, 89, said he had the satisfaction of handing over the leadership to a group of party loyalists that had decades of experience working their way up the ranks. Castro told hundreds of party delegates gathered at a convention center in Havana: "I believe fervently in the strength and exemplary nature and comprehension of my compatriots, and as long as I live I will be ready with my foot in the stirrups to defend the fatherland, the revolution and socialism

Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) is today holding third working day, in which delegates will vote for those to be elected as members of the Central Committee, PCC´s highest body in charge of deciding on the number of members for the Political Bureau. Plus, the Central Committee is in charge of implementing resolutions, policies and programs passed by the Congress that elected it. Delegates to the 8th PCC Congress will study the candidacy project before voting late Sunday.

Elected by direct and secret suffrage by the 300 delegates from all over the country, gathered since Friday in Havana and which represent some 700,000 activists, the Central Committee, which has 114 members, is responsible for electing the political office, currently composed of 17 members (but their number may vary).

The political office will then select the first and second secretaries of the party, which currently occupies Raul Castro, 89, and José Ramon Machado Ventura , 90 years old.

The departure of Raul Castro, which will leave his seat of first secretary to President Miguel Diaz-Canel, 60, will be accompanied by that of other members of the party "old guard", those who fought during the revolution From 1959, including the "Commander of the Revolution" Ramiro Valdés, 88 years old.

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The majority of new members should be derived from the new generation, the one who has not made the revolution of 1959.

President of Cuba since 2018, Mr. Diaz-Canel will take full control of the country, as Have it in their time Fidel Castro , died in 2016, then his brother Raul. He will be the first civilian to lead the party, in which he did his whole career.

"What is important is the Communist Party will choose the number two of the party, as well as other high positions, in terms of age, gender and race", comments on AFP John Kavulich, President of the Economic and Commercial Council United States / Cuba.

because "for the moment, the cumulative age of the three most important leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba approaches the 300 years".

This change at the head of the party, although highly symbolic in a country where the vast majority has never known that a castro in the controllers, however, does not bring to the political line in Cuba, the One of the last five communist countries in the world.

19/04/2021 03:34:06 - The Havana (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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