Communist Party of Cuba
Ruling political party of Cuba
The Communist Party of Cuba is the ruling political party in the Republic of Cuba. The Cuban constitution ascribes the role of the party to be the "leading force of society and of the state". It was founded on 3 October 1965 as a successor of the United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution, which was in turn made up of the 26th of July Movement and Popular Socialist Party that seized power in Cuba after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
Raul Castro said he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother..