The four-day Congress of the Cuban Communist Party begins today. This historic meeting should mark the end of the Castro family’s rule and the arrival of a new generation of leaders.
“To dream and continue this country, today we begin the Eighth Communist Party Congress,” Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel, who was invited to take over the political group, wrote on Twitter.
Diaz-Canel added that this is a continuous conference and emphasized that the Cuban government is one of the last five communist countries and the direction of the government will not change.
Fidel Castro (Fidel Castro) passed away in 2016, and now his 89-year-old brother Raul retires, the political situation of Cuba and its citizens has undergone new changes, many of whom only know the famous The power of the revolutionary family in their lives.
Ramon Blande, an 84-year-old communist, said: “Raul will no longer be the leader of the party, but in case of trouble, Raul will be there. He is not dead yet.” He believes Diaz-Canel, 60, is still very young, but the problem is still waiting for him.
Today, hundreds of representatives from Cuba’s provinces gathered in the capital Havana to discuss important issues in the country. Their closed-door meeting happened on the day that Fidel Castro declared that the Cuban revolution had socialist characteristics 60 years ago. Unlike previous conferences, there is no TV broadcast this time. The official portal of the Cuban Debate reported that Raul Castro submitted a representative report to Congress after paying tribute to his brother.
Diaz-Canel has been appointed as the general secretary of the Communist Party. This is the country’s most important function and is expected to be held on Monday, the last day of Congress. Cuba is congratulated by other communist countries-China, Vietnam, Laos and North Korea. At the time, residents on the streets of Cuba were plagued by empty tourists due to the pandemic, worried about food shortages, queues in shops and high inflation.
For Norman McKay, an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, the departure of Raul Castro was an important event, not only because it ended and lasted A 50-year dynasty, but also because it happened during a difficult period of economic turmoil.
McKay said: “This does not mean that the ruling party’s style of work is bound to undergo major changes, but it may require greater transparency and freedom, and the party will be difficult to ignore.
On the other hand, political analyst Harold Cardens emphasized that due to former U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of maximum pressure on Cuba and the decline in confidence in Cuba’s leadership projects, Cuba Society is tired.