After accepting a new five-year term on Sunday, President Raúl Castro of Cuba announced that it will be his last. That means that in 2018, the country will not be run by Raúl Castro or his brother Fidel Castro for the first time since 1959. The 81-year-old president also named his preferred successor, selecting Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez as his top vice president. If Bermudez does take over for Castro, his time in office will probably be far shorter than that of the two brothers. Now that Raúl Castro will be leaving office soon, he says he thinks it's a good idea to establish two-term limits and age caps for public office.
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