HEADLINE Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president

HEADLINE

Diaz-Canel is Cuba's new president

AFP

21:12, April 19, 2018

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Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally named Cuba's new president on Thursday, succeeding Raul Castro, state media said. 

The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly, the official Cubadebate website said. 

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