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Rare Fidel Castro appearance for Cuba vote

Fidel Castro has voted in Cuba's parliamentary elections, the first time the frail ex-leader has been seen in public for several months.

State TV showed the 86-year-old voting at a polling station where he is said to have spent up to an hour talking to other voters and the media.

No opposition parties are allowed to take part in Cuba's election and all candidates have been selected by the ruling Communist Party.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 04 Feb 2013