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Cuba’s Castro brothers to allow the young to lead


Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro stole the show at the five-yearly Communist party Congress in Havana as he made a rare appearance along side his brother.

Current party chief 84-year-old Raul who was re-elected for a second term said this year’s Congress would be the last led by the current group of revolutionary leaders.

Fidel imparted his own message: “This could possibly be one of the last times that I speak from this room. I have voted for all of the candidates who have been submitted by Congress and I am thankful for the invitation and the honour of you all listening to me. I congratulate everyone but firstly, comrade Raul Castro for his magnificent efforts,” he said.

#Taiwan Cuba's Castro brothers to “give way to a younger generation”… https://t.co/u94mxUX9km

— Taiwan Herald (@taiwanherald) April 20, 2016

Raul went on to propose age limits on top officials – his number two is 85, and to widen diversity by including women onto the powerful political bureau.

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