Weekly Report - 27 April 2023 (WR-23-17)

CUBA: Díaz-Canel braces for another term

Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the first non-Castro leader since the 1959 Revolution, has begun a second five-year term following his ratification by Cuba’s 470-member national assembly (ANPP) on 19 April, ending an electoral process which began last November [WR-22-48]. Handpicked by former president Raúl Castro (2008-2018) to take over the reins in 2018, Díaz-Canel’s reappointment last week was hardly a surprise: the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), the only legally recognised party under Cuba’s single-party system, failed to put forward any other names.

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