Cuban President Raul Castro will step down in April 2018 straight after his successor is chosen by a prime governing council, in response to a vote Thursday within the island state’s National Assembly.
The vote by lawmakers pushed again the date of common elections, which have been initially to be held on the finish of February. The delay was crucial as a result of disruption attributable to Hurricane Irma, which ravaged a lot of Cuba in September.
It signifies that Castro, 86, will keep on a few months later than deliberate.
The modification to Cuba’s election calendar means common elections selecting the National Assembly’s 600 members might be moved to a date but to be determined.
Cuba’s president just isn’t straight elected by the folks, however by the Council of State which is chosen by the National Assembly.
The lawmakers’ election of the Council of State posts — together with that of its president, who may even be the president of Cuba, changing Raul Castro — was set for April 19.
The National Assembly session deciding these modifications was closed to worldwide media.