Raul Castro Elected First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party

During the closing session of the 6th Congress of Cuba’s Communist Party, its central committee has elected Raul Castro as its First Secretary.

The plenary session of the Congress at Havana’s Conventions Centre also elected Jose Ramon Machado Ventura as the party’s Second Secretary. Also presented were the members of the Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Communist Party.

The closing session was attended by Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose presence at the session was welcomed with a huge ovation. (PL)

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