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Raul Castro gets new term, younger leader is VP

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HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's parliament has named Raul Castro to a new five-year term as president and rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel his first vice president.

The 52-year-old Diaz-Canel is now the first in line to succeed Castro. He is the highest-ranking Cuban official who didn't directly participate in the 1959 Cuban revolution.

The selections were reported by state media Sunday.

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