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The mandate of the people is the continuity of the Revolution, affirmed the new Cuban President

Miguel Díaz-Canel during his first speech as Cuban President. Image: Screenshot of the TV
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, new President of Cuba

Miguel Díaz-Canel new President of Cuba. Photo: ACN
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.

Esteban Lazo re-elected President of the ANPP

Esteban Lazo. Photo: Cubadebate
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.