Weekly Report - 28 September 2017 (WR-17-38)

Cuba’s electoral process begins amid diplomatic discord

Cuba’s national electoral commission has postponed the staging of municipal elections by one month to 26 November due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. This is the first stage of a convoluted electoral process that will culminate in the selection of a 31-member council of state which will name Cuba’s first president outside of the Castro family since the organs of popular power were established in 1976, President Raúl Castro having stated his intention to stand down in February next year. Castro’s successor, widely predicted to be his vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel, will face the challenge of preserving the central tenets of the Cuban Revolution amid deteriorating diplomatic relations with the US.

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