Raul Castro decided to leave the post of first secretary of the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba. This was reported on Friday by the central organ of the Cuban Communist Party, the Granma newspaper.
“The General of the Army said that he is pleased to hand over the leadership of the country to a group of trained leaders, seasoned by decades of experience. <...>committed to the Revolution, “the text of the publication says.
“I strongly believe in the power and value of the example and understanding of my compatriots, and as long as I live, I will be ready to defend the Motherland, the Revolution and socialism,” Castro quoted the Cuban news agency as saying.