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Miguel Díaz-Canel Is The Only Official Candidate For Cuba's Next President

Associated Press
FILE - In this July 6, 2013 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez attend the opening of a two-day, twice-annual legislative sessions, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba.

Miguel Díaz-Canel, who wasn't even born at the time of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, is the only candidate proposed for president by Cuba's National Assembly, which voted Wednesday on a successor to the retiring Raúl Castro.

Cuba's parliament, however, won't officially reveal the results of the vote until it readjourns Thursday.

The 605 deputies selected a new 31-member Council of State and its new president from among names proposed by a commission. However, there was only one candidate for each available post and Díaz-Canel was the only name proposed for president. Deputies were only able to vote yes or no on the slate.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald