Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba’s president in 2018. He announced a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era.
The 81 year old will be stepping down in 2018. Castro is also instituting age caps for political offices, including the president.
He has tapped 52 year old Miguel Diaz Canel, a rising political star, as a successor and to be the president’s top lieutenant. Raul also suggested a two term limit for Cuban presidents but has no plans of eliminating socialism in Cuba.
by Ikam Acosta