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raul-300x125Yesterday, Cuba began a five-month transition period that is likely to end the Castro dynasty and make way for elections at the local, provincial, and national levels.

The first phase of the transition will take place during September, where small groups of Cubans will nominate municipal representatives at the local level.

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Mariela-Castro-300x247Recent remarks by Mariela Castro Espin suggest that the succession of Cuban leader Raúl Castro, who has publicly announced his retirement as president of the State and Ministers’ councils next year, may not be as clear as expected.

“Who do I want for the future of the country? I have no idea. In all [the candidates] I look at, I see virtues and defects, including in my father,” Mariela Castro said at the School of Communication in the University of Havana last Friday, The Miami Herald reports.

“The people have to decide. I do not have a preferred candidate but there are several people with qualities. I’m not going to say anything yet, I’m observing.”

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