English.news.cn 2011-02-20 13:50:06
HAVANA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Both Cuban leader Raul Castro and his
brother, former leader Fidel, have been elected as delegates to the
Sixth Congress of the ruling Communist Party of Cuba slated for Apr.
16-19, official TV reported on Saturday.
Fidel and Raul were elected at local party caucuses in Jose Marti and
Second Front of the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, respectively,
Fidel, 84, handed over power to Raul in 2006 due to health reasons, but
he remains as the first secretary of the party, while Raul, 79, serves
as the second secretary.
Cuba's 6th party congress will be the first since 1997 and will be
attended by about 1,000 delegates from across the nation. The agenda
will be focused on guidelines of the economic and social policy for the
next five years, with which Cuba seeks to overcome the serious economic
crisis affecting the island state for years.