Miguel Díaz-Canel

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Miguel Díaz-Canel
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First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba
Assumed office
19 April 2021
PresidentHimself
Prime MinisterManuel Marrero
DeputyJosé Ramón Machado Ventura
Preceded byRaúl Castro
President of Cuba
Assumed office
10 October 2019
Prime MinisterManuel Marrero
Vice PresidentSalvador Valdés Mesa
Party LeaderRaúl Castro (2019–21)
Himself (2021–present)
Preceded byHimself (President of the Council of State)
President of the Council of State
In office
19 April 2018 – 10 October 2019
Vice PresidentSalvador Valdés Mesa
Preceded byRaúl Castro
Succeeded byEsteban Lazo Hernández
President of the Council of Ministers
In office
19 April 2018 – 21 December 2019
PresidentHimself
Preceded byRaúl Castro
Succeeded byManuel Marrero Cruz (Prime Minister)
First Vice President of the Council of State
In office
24 February 2013 – 19 April 2018
PresidentRaúl Castro
Preceded byJosé Ramón Machado
Succeeded bySalvador Valdés Mesa
Minister of Higher Education
In office
8 May 2009 – 21 March 2012
PresidentRaúl Castro
Preceded byJuan Vela Valdés
Succeeded byRodolfo Alarcón Ortiz
Personal details
Born
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

(1960-04-20) 20 April 1960 (age 61)
Placetas, Cuba
Political partyCommunist Party (1982–present)
Spouse(s)Marta Villaueva (div.)
Lis Cuesta Peraza
Children2
EducationMarta Abreu University of Las Villas
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Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (born 20 April 1960) is a Cuban politician.[1] He is the 19th and current President of Cuba since 10 October 2019. He is also the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba since 19 April 2021. Before He was president of the council state of Cuba from 2018 to 2019. He was also the First Vice President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers from 2013 to 2018. He has been a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba since 2003.

Díaz-Canel served as Minister of Higher Education from 2009 to 2012; he was promoted to the post of Vice President of the Council of Ministers (deputy Prime Minister) in 2012. A year later, on 24 February 2013, he was elected as First Vice President of the Council of State.[2]

Díaz-Canel was close with Raúl Castro and many knew when Castro retired, he would have been the likely successor when he retired in April 2018.[1][3] He was sworn-in as President a day before his 58th birthday.[4] In April 2021, he replaced Castro as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.

Has also allowed his country to have WIFI for the first time. This has changed society for the better as well as making him more popular.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Damien Cave, Raúl Castro Says His Current Term as President of Cuba Will Be His Last, The New York Times, 24 February 2013
  2. "Ratificado Raúl como presidente del Consejo de Estado y del Consejo de Ministros (+ Fotos)". Cubadebate.
  3. Gamez Torres, Nora (22 August 2017). "Video offers rare glimpse of hardline ideology from presumed next leader of Cuba". Miami Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Nicole Acevedo; Carmen Sesin (19 April 2018). "Miguel Díaz-Canel becomes Cuba's president, Raúl Castro steps down". NBC News.