Raúl Castro resigns as Cuban Communist Party leader

Raúl Castro has stepped down as the Cuban Communist Party leader. At a Party Congress held today (17), he stated that he is handing over the leadership to a younger generation who will passionately carry forward the anti-imperialist spirit.

This move was expected by the Party and marks the end of formal leadership by him and his brother Fidel Castro, beginning with the 1959 revolution.

Although a successor has not been endorsed, it is believed that the party leadership will pass to Cuba’s current president, Miguel Díaz-Canel.