Canel elected as the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba
APRIL 19 (AFP) – Díaz-Canel WAS ELECTED FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA (CPC) AT THE 8TH NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA (CPC) ON THURSDAY, AFP REPORTED.
Díaz-Canel was born on April 20, 1960, in the city of Prasetyo, in the central Cuban province of Biacrala. In 1982, he graduated from the Central University of Lasvias, became an electronics engineer and later served in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba.
After his retirement, he returned to teach at his alma mater and later worked for the Cuban Communist Youth League, a youth organization of the Cuban Communist Party.
In 1993, he joined the Cuban Communist Party, and a year later he was elected First Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba,Biaclara, first secretary of the Olkin Provincial Committee in 2003, and member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee in the same year. He became Minister of Higher Education in 2009 and was elected First Vice-President of the Council of State and First Vice-President of the Council of Ministers in 2013.
Díaz-Canel was elected president of Cuba’s new State Council on April 19, 2018, succeeding Raul Castro as the country’s new national leader. On 10 October 2019, the 9th National People’s Congress of Cuba announced the election of Díaz-Canel as President of the State of Cuba.