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Raul Castro Elected First Secretary of Cuba's Communist Party
lchirino | April 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pLgvg-lj
South Journal--During the closing session of the 6th Congress of Cuba’s Communist Party, its central committee elected Raul Castro as its First Secretary. The plenary session of the Congress at Havana’s ConventionsPalace also elected Jose Ramon Machado Ventura as the party’s Second Secretary. Also presented were the members of the Political Bureau and the Secretariat of the Communist Party.
The closing session was attended by Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose presence at the session was welcomed with a large ovation.
During the Congress, which kicked off last April 16, delegates discussed and approved the main report to the event, which was introduced by Raul Castro in the opening session.
Five working commissions and a plenary session considered the Draft Guidelines of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution, which were approved after renewed exchange and many consultations with the people.
The 6th Congress also agreed that the government should set up a permanent commission for the implementation and development of the adopted guidelines, which would not interfere with the functions inherent to the bodies pertaining to the Central Administration of the State.
The delegates considered that the main report to the Congress is crucial to undertake future tasks, particularly in the economic field, while it also constitutes an objective assessment of the important moment that the country is currently living.
The 6th Congress entitled the Central Committee to take recommendations to the Cuban Parliament in order to improve the organs of the People’s Power, the electoral system and the political and administrative division.
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