Cuba gets its first prime minister in 43 years

the president of Cuba will now share duties with the new prime minister, there will be administrative right. Cuba has appointed the country's first prime min

Cuba gets its first prime minister in 43 years

the president of Cuba will now share duties with the new prime minister, there will be administrative right.

Cuba has appointed the country's first prime minister in 43 years. It is the record of tourism, Manuel Marrero Cruz, who is now to be the first man on the premierministerposten since 1976.

He must share the responsibility for the country's leadership and work with president Miguel Díaz-Canel.

- It suggests a more collective leadership within a oneparty system, explains Arturo Lopez-Levy, who is associate professor of international politics at Holy Names University in California.

- the Head of the government will be the administrative right for the president of the republic, writes the state-run news site Cubadebate.

A new constitution, which came into force in april, allowing a degree of economic opening to the outside world. It has the cuban economy sorely needs.

despite the changes that came with the new constitution, the political system virtually unchanged. It remains a oneparty system in which the communist party selects all of the members of parliament.

Back in 1976, had Fidel Castro title of prime minister until the post was abandoned. Then it was Castro the president of Cuba and leader of the country's communist party.

Fidel Castro was notorious for even that would have influence on every decision that was taken in the caribbean state.

He handed over power to his younger brother, Raul Castro, in 2006, and died in 2016.

Raul Castro resigned from the presidency in 2018. But he remains head of Cuba's kommunistpart.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 22 December 2019, 04:00

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