Cuban Communist party leader Raul Castro has officially passed the baton to Miguel Diaz-Canel in the closing session of the eighth Party Congress.
This makes Diaz-Canel Cuba’s president and head of the party, the first person to run the island who is not a Castro since the 1959 revolution.
The former engineer faces a collapsing economy and growing dissent, especially among younger Cubans.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman has this report.
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