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President of Cuba

President of the Council of State of Cuba
Official Standard
Incumbent
Raúl Castro

since February 24, 2008
Residence Palacio de la Revolución
Appointer National Assembly of People's Power
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Fidel Castro (1976 Constitution)
Formation 1902
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Cuba

The President of the Council of State of Cuba is the head of state of Cuba. According to the Cuban Constitution of 1976, the President is the chief executive of the Council of State of Cuba. The president of the Council of State is, at the same time, the president (As Premier) of Council of Ministers of Cuba, the head of government. In cases of the absence, illness or death of the president of the Council of State, the first vice president assumes the president’s duties.

Powers

The President of Cuba the administration;

  1. Propose to the National Assembly of People’s Power, once elected by the later, the members of the Council of Ministers;
  2. Accept( based on personal preference) the resignation of the members of the Council of Ministers or propose either to the National Assembly of People’s Power or the Council of State the replacement of any of those members and, in both cases, to proposes the corresponding substitutes;
  3. Receive the credentials of the heads of delegation of foreign diplomatic missions. This responsibility may be delegated to any of the vice presidents of the Council of State;
  4. Assume the supreme command of all armed institutions and determine their general organization;
  5. Preside over the National Defense Council;
  6. Declare a state emergency in those cases provided for in this Constitution, stating his decision, as soon as the circumstances permit it, to the National Assembly of People’s Power or to the Council of State if the Assembly is unable to meet, according to legal effects;
  7. Sign decree-laws and other resolutions of the Council of State and the legal provisions adopted by the Council of Ministers or its Executive Committee, and arrange for their publication in the Official Gazette of the Republic;
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