Raul Castro retained his post as the leader of the Communist party of Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro was re-elected for a second term as leader of the Communist party of the Republic. It is reported Reuters.

Other representatives of the leadership of the country also remained at their posts, despite plans for their replacement young leaders. In particular, the second Secretary of the party became the 85-year-old Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.

Last weekend at the meeting of the party’s 84-year-old Castro has proposed to introduce age limits, and restrict the tenure posts of senior party leaders. However, he also noted that such changes cannot be introduced quickly.

The Communist party of Cuba, founded in 1965, is considered to be in the country more influential body than the government. Raul Castro stepping down as President in 2018, and it is not yet clear whether he will continue to head the party after that.