Elderly Castro holds onto Cuba's top job in changing times

April 19, 2016 10:46 PM

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Elderly Castro holds onto Cuba's top job in changing times

HAVANA President Raul Castro will serve up to five more years as head of Cuba's Communist Party as he and other ageing revolutionaries keep their grip on power at a time of economic reform and detente with the United States.

The Communist Party announced the result of internal elections on Tuesday. Wrestling with economic change and transition from the generation that toppled a U.S.-backed government in 1959, the party wants to avoid any chaotic shake-up within its leadership ranks.

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