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|President of Cuba
Presidente de Cuba
|Council of State|
|Style||Mr. President (Informal) |
His Excellency (In international correspondence)
|Status||Head of state|
Head of government
|Member of||Council of Ministers|
|Residence||Palacio de la Revolución|
|Appointer||National Assembly of People's Power|
|Term length||Five years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Tomás Estrada Palma (1902) |
Fidel Castro (1976 Constitution)
|Deputy||First Vice President of the Council of State|
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The President of Cuba (Spanish: Presidente de Cuba), officially called President of the Council of State (Spanish: Presidente del Consejo de Estado de Cuba) from 1976, is the head of the Council of State of Cuba. The office in its current form was established under the Constitution of 1976. The president is the second most powerful position, after the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The President of the Council of State is, at the same time, the President (as Prime Minister) of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, the head of government. In cases of the absence, illness or death of the President of the Council of State, the first vice president assumes the President’s duties.
The current president is Miguel Díaz-Canel.
The President of Cuba has the power to:
"I confirm to this assembly that Raul Castro, as first secretary of the Communist Party, will lead the decisions about the future of the country," Diaz-Canel said.