Cuba’s new president Diaz-Canel vows to ‘continue’ revolution

Havana (AFP) – Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was on Thursday named as Raul Castro’s successor, vowed to keep the Caribbean island on the path of “revolution,” but also on the path of economic reform.

“The mandate given by the people to this legislature is to continue the Cuban revolution at this crucial historic moment, which will be marked by what we must do to implement the economic model” put in place by Castro, he said.