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Castro resigns!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Game123, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Game123

    Game123 Well-Known Member

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    HAVANA — Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday after nearly a half-century, saying in a letter published in online official media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

    "I will not aspire nor accept — I repeat I will not aspire or accept, the post of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief," read a letter signed by Castro published quietly overnight without advance warning in the online edition of the Communist Party daily Granma.

    The new National Assembly is meeting for first time Sunday since January elections to pick the governing Council of State, including the presidency Castro holds. There had been wide speculation about whether he would accept a nomination for re-election to that post or retire.

    The 81-year-old Castro's overnight announcement effectively ends his rule of almost 50 years over Cuba, positioning his 76-year-old brother Raul for permanent succession to the presidency.
     
  2. KimPossible

    KimPossible BoltTalker

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  3. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Leave it to the AP,

    He a dictator for God's sake.
     
  4. Game123

    Game123 Well-Known Member

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    Raul is more willing to open Cuba to the western world. This should be interesting.
     
  5. Kwak

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    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    Not to worry I'm sure someone will step-in to continue this failed form of government and we'll still be seeing boatloads of Cubans coming to our shores.

    At least they'll be healthy. :unsure:
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    So how long until they become the 51st and 52nd state of the union? :lol:
     
  8. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    What awesome news. I would freakin' LOVE to go to Cuba!
     
  9. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    :icon_rofl:
     
  10. Buck Melanoma

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    Where's my cee-gars?? :lol:
     
  11. BFISA

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    Fuq Communism :tdown: :icon_evil:
     
  12. sdbound

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    I wonder how long he's been dead?
     

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