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Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

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Cuban leader Raúl Castro will not leave his office in February 2018, fueling more uncertainty about a future transition on the island."

The Cuban government has announced that it will postpone a historic presidential election in 2018.

Cuban leader Raúl Castro will remain in power at least until April 19, the new date in which a new legislature and the president of the Councils of State and Ministers will be elected.

Castro had announced that he would retire at the end of his two terms on Feb. 24, the original date of the election of the new National Assembly.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald