Raul Casto to step down in five years

The Cuban President Raul Casto says he will retire at the end of his next term.

He has just been sworn in for his second term as President which will expire in five years.

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Castro to stand down in 2018

Cuba's president Raul Castro has announced that his new term will be his last and that he intends to stand down in 2018 at the age of 86. The parliament also named a rising star in the party, Miguel Diaz-Canel, as his first vice president.