HAVANA (AP) A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castros place as the president of Cuba today as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the longterm survival of one of the worlds last communist states.
The National Assembly announced that Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez had been approved as the sole candidate for president.
The 86-year-old Castro will remain head of the Communist Party, which is designated by the constitution as the superior guiding force of society and the state. As a result, he will still be the most powerful person in Cuba for the time being.
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