Cuban Parliamentarians Select New Members of the State Council

The National People’s Assembly elected this Saturday two new members of the Council of State of Cuba, the legislative body representing the island between the two sessions. Secret and direct vote by MPs elected Ulises Guilarte, general secretary of the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), and Rafael Ramón Santiesteban,

The National People’s Assembly elected this Saturday two new members of the Council of State of Cuba, the legislative body representing the island between the two sessions.

Secret and direct vote by MPs elected Ulises Guilarte, general secretary of the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), and Rafael Ramón Santiesteban, president of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

Guilarte ranks of Carmen Rosa López, second secretary of the CTC, who will submitt her resignation to the State Council to facilitate the application of the new secretary general of the central organization of workers, elected at the Twentieth Congress of the group held last month.

Meanwhile Felix Santiesteban replaces Gonzalez, who led the ANAP at the time of his sudden death, a few weeks ago.

President Raul Castro, who chairs the Council of State, was the first to exercise the vote at an extraordinary session of Parliament debates a new foreign investment law.

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