Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of the Republic of Cuba, was elected as the first secretary of the PCC Central Committee

President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was elected today, Monday, as the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the first plenary meeting of the leadership body, elected by the delegates to the 8th Party Congress Sunday evening.

The 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) sessions from April 16 to 19

April 19 always dawns with Cuba celebrating the triumph of a heroic country. On this day, David defeated Goliath on the sands of Playa Giron, and 60 years later, the same indomitable people that shed their blood in the Cienaga for the Revolution, adds today, in honor of the date, another legendary victory.

The Central Report was presented on April 16, during the first day of the 8th Congress. Photo: Juvenal Balán

Presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and José Ramón Machado Ventura, first and second secretaries of the Central Committee of the Party, respectively, besides Political Bureau members Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, and Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly of People's Power, the third day of Congress sessions took place today.