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Cuba Announces Castro Successor

For the first time in almost 60 years, the Cuban president won’t be a Castro.

Miguel Diaz-Canel is likely to be approved by Cuba’s National Assembly. He will be the first Cuban leader in almost 60 years who isn’t a Castro.

Also in the programme: The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calls snap parliamentary and presidential elections; and the Icelandic prisoner who escaped to Sweden on the same plane as the country’s prime minister.

Picture: Miguel Diaz-Canel in March 2018. Credit: Getty Images

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Wed 18 Apr 2018 20:06GMT

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