He assumed the place from his brother, revolutionary chief Fidel Castro, in April 2011.
Cuban communists, led by Fidel Castro, seized energy in 1959 overthrowing the army dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
Raul Castro was one of many final surviving members of the “historic technology” that carried out the 1959 revolution.
He’ll formally stand down the 8th Congress of the Communist Celebration of Cuba (PCC) which is happening in Havana.
As his brother’s well being light Raul Castro took over first as president, then as chief of the Cuban communist get together.
He beforehand led the Cuban military after main bands of guerrilla fighters.
Fidel Castro died in November 2016 aged 90.
Miguel Diaz-Canel, who changed Raul Castro in 2018 as president, is anticipated to take over as communist get together chief.
In Cuba the presidency and communist get together management are the 2 most essential positions, with the latter marginally extra highly effective.
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