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Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel delivering his first speech after he was formally named president by the National Assembly, in Havana on April 19, 2018.
 
Miguel Diaz-Canel succeeds Raul Castro -- a historic handover ending six decades of rule by the Castro brothers. The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly. 
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Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel delivering his first speech after he was formally named president by the National Assembly, in Havana on April 19, 2018.
 
Miguel Diaz-Canel succeeds Raul Castro -- a historic handover ending six decades of rule by the Castro brothers. The 57-year-old Diaz-Canel, who was the only candidate for the presidency, was elected to a five-year term with 603 out of 604 possible votes in the National Assembly. 
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