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Cuba's Castro: I quit as party chief 5 years ago

Cuba's Castro: I quit as party chief 5 years ago

Fidel Castro says he resigned five years ago from all his official positions, including head of Cuba's Communist Party, a position he was thought to still hold.
It is the first time the 84-year-old revolutionary icon has said he no longer heads the Communist Party, the last remaining title he was believed to have. The Communist Party website still lists him as first secretary, with President Raul Castro listed as second secretary.
Castro wrote in an opinion piece published early Tuesday that when he got sick in 2006, "I resigned without hesitation from my state and political positions, including first secretary of the party ... and I never tried to exercise those roles again."


Updated : 2021-05-17 11:28 GMT+08:00