HAVANA (CBSMiami) — Cuba’s nominating commissions have chosen their candidates for their next parliament – the group which will select the island nation’s next president this year.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Planning 100% In-Person Instruction In The Fall
This as Cuban President Raul Castro, 86, is expected to retire as president but he might not be completely out of the picture.
According to CBS4 News partner, the Miami Herald, Castro was selected as a candidate for Cuba’s parliament, the National Assembly of People’s Power, by the Segundo Frente municipality in Santiago de Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba is considered the cradle of the Cuban revolution.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 9,068 New Cases, 64 Deaths Reported On Tuesday
While he says he’s planned on retiring after serving two five-year terms as president, it is not law in Cuba.
Castro has also made no mention of retiring as the head of Cuba’s powerful Communist Party.
Cuban voters will vote on the parliament picks on March 11th.MORE NEWS: Emotional Homecoming For Paralyzed Miami-Dade Corrections Officer Kedson Julmiste
From there, Cuba’s parliament is expected to vote for the country’s next leader on April 19th.