25 December, 2019
 Posted by Ac2ality
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Cuba got its first prime minister in over 40 years!

Give me context… Cuban President Miguel Diaz appointed Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero as the country’s Prime Minister (PM). Cuba got its first prime minister in over 40 years!

Why wasn’t there a prime minister?

Fidel Castro led a communist revolution that overthrew the Cuban government and he had absolute power in the country. In 2008, Raul Castro succeeded his brother and in 2018, Raul appointed Miguel Diaz as his successor.

What has it changed? Cubans have approved a new constitution that limits the power of the president. The President and the PM are expected to divide power.

The problem. Many think that all of this is bullshit and that the real power still lies with Raul Castro, the leader of the Cuban Communist Party (the only party allowed in the country).

What now? In most places, a PM has more power than a president. But in this case, all signs continue to show that the real power still lies with the Castro family. Remember that this new PM has been appointed by the President who was in turn handpicked by Castro.

One comment on “Cuba got its first prime minister in over 40 years!”

  1. Carmen
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    Wow

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