The leader of Cuba Raul Castro proposed to restrict the tenure of senior officials in power, according to Agence France-Presse. He said this in the first 14 years of the Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba on Saturday, April 16.
"We came to the conclusion that in our best interest to limit the stay of senior officials in office to two consecutive terms of five years" — said the 79-year-old Castro delegates to the VI Congress of the Communist Party.
Castro said that the move "is possible and necessary in the current situation." It is not clear whether Castro had intended to limit his stay in power. The Cuban leader, however, lamented the fact that at that time did not see anyone who could lead the party, and therefore the country.
Meanwhile, congress participants for four days to approve a new socio-economic policy of the country. Moreover, the Congress will elect a new member of the central committee of the party Politburo and the Secretariat.
Raul Castro, Fidel's brother was the head of Cuba for nearly fifty years. The leader of the Cuban Revolution, retired in 2006 due to illness and was appointed acting chairman of the Council of State of his brother. In 2008 Fidel Castro finally declined the position.