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Cuba: The End of an Era?

22 March 2018

In late-2017, President Raul Castro announced historic general elections and his plans to step down from office at the age of 86. Castro is set to leave the presidency in April when the recently nominated National Assembly chooses the head of the Council of Ministers. This will mark the end of nearly six decades of the Castro family ruling in Cuba. However, despite his departure from the presidency, Raul will continue to exert increasing influence as the leader of the powerful Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), which he will lead until 2021.

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