CUBA (OBSERVATORY) – Cuba is living a new era after Miguel Diaz Canel was elected president, replacing outgoing President Raul Castro, ending nearly six decades of Castro rule.
The head of the National Electoral Commission, Alina Belseiro, announced that Diaz-Canel, the 57-year-old civilian is the only candidate, and was elected by deputies for a term of 5 years, renewable by “603 votes out of 604, or 99.83% of the vote.”
Diaz Canel holds a diploma in electrical engineering, who forged strong ties with Castro during his military service, and was sometimes assigned to protect Fidel and Raul.
Diaz Canel, the second official in the regime since 2013, has gradually imposed himself along with Raul Castro, 86, after climbing into the shadows of power.
“The key to the success of the latter is its compatibility with the ruling class,” the Miami Herald quoted a Cuban exiled who once worked with Diaz Canel as saying that the Castro brothers were “admirers” of him.
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Paradoxically, Miguel Diaz Canell was born on April 20, 1960, the same month he took power in Cuba. He studied engineering and then studied at a university in the country
Kanil was soon appointed to several positions in the government and the Communist Party, after he was put in the Communist Youth League, a branch of the party, although he was in his mid-20s.
Since then, his administrative and government positions have varied, including the Minister of Higher Education, which he held from 2009 to 2012.
“His personality was impressive and his work ethic was impressive, he had great physical and mental stamina,” said Arturo Lopez Lévi, a former Cuban intelligence analyst who now lives in the United States. “He sometimes worked 18 hours a day, Today.
“I know he is a humble man, he likes to talk to the public,” said an old colleague of the new president.
It is reported that when the electricity was cut off from a hospital, a team with him repaired it and apologized to the patients in their family, including one of the former political prisoners.
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