I want to speak on behalf of all Cubans who feel proud of their nation, with the awareness that we are not inaugurating a new Legislature. When I fulfill this responsibility with honor and emotion, I dedicate the first thought to the historical generation that with its consecration and humility accompanies us in this hour of challenges, said Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez minutes after being proclaimed President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba.
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was one of the first secretaries of the Party who is still remembered for his consecration and results in the different branches of society in the province of Holguin, the third largest population of Cuba with more than one million inhabitants.
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel, 57, was elected President of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba by the recently constituted National Assembly of People's Power in its Ninth Legislature, which is held at the Havana Convention Center. Diaz-Canel obtained 603 votes out of 604 possible, the equivalent of 99.83 percent.
The newly sworn in IX Legislature of the National Assembly of Popular Power (ANPP), ratified Esteban Lazo Hernández in Havana today as President of the supreme organ of the Cuban State. With one hundred percent of the valid votes cast, Lazo Hernández was elected to a second mandate at the head of the Cuban legislature.
The National Candidacy Commission proposes Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez as candidate for President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba to the recently constituted National Assembly of People's Power in its Ninth Legislature, in an emotional and transcendent day which is attended by Army General Raul Castro Ruz.