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19/04/2011 Castro resigns

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. In 2011, Castro resigned from the Communist Party central committee thus stepping down as party leader. His brother Raúl was selected as his successor.


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