Raul Castro won't seek another term in power

Last updated 13:18 25/02/2013
Raul Castro
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PRESIDENT: Cuban leader Raul Castro took over from his brother Fidel.

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Cuban President Raul Castro says he will not seek another five year term after the one he's just starting ends.

He has tapped 52-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top deputy, ready to assume the presidency without any disruption.

Castro said the country had reached a "transcendent" moment in which it was ready to start transferring responsibility and power to a younger generation.

Diaz-Canel's appointments marks the first time someone who did not directly participate in the 1959 Cuban revolution assumed such an important role.

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