Cubans will vote for 605 members to the National Assembly who will be elected, among them, the successor of Castro. AFP / YAMIL LAGE
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Cuba Sunday designates the 605 members of its National Assembly, an electoral process without surprise since there are as many candidates as seats.For the first time in nearly 60 years, after the era of the Castro brothers, the presidency of Cuba will go to someone who did not fight in the revolution of 1959 .Raul Castro, 86, officially became president in 2008 after two years as interim leader, and following his ailing brother Fidel who had governed since seizing power during the revolution.Among the list of future Assembly members are the leaders of the Cuban Communist Party including Raul Castro, his first secretary-general, and historic figures of the revolution.Cuba's president is designated by a 31-member body called the Council of State, whose head is automatically president of the country.
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