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Raul Castro Proposes Political Term Limits In Cuba

HAVANA — Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians – including himself – a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother. The 79-year-old president lamented the lack of young lea…

HAVANA — Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians – including himself – a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother. The 79-year-old president lamented the lack of young leaders in government, saying the country was paying the price for errors made in the past.

Castro told delegates to a crucial Communist Party summit that he would launch a “systematic rejuvenation” of the government. He said politicians and other important officials should be restricted to two consecutive five-year terms, including “the current president of the Council of State and his ministers” – a reference to himself.

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