Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally named as the new president of Cuba.
According to an official media, Miguel Diaz who will be succeeding Raul Castro. The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly.
In an official speech in Havana, Díaz-Canel said that he sought to reconcile revolutionary continuity with a recognition of the need for change. He said there would be no “capitalist restoration”, but promised to make better use of the internet and push on with “the modernization of our social and economic model”. He finished his address with the familiar rhetorical flourish: “Socialism or Death! We will triumph!”