Fidel, a Delegate to the Seventh Party Congress

Between expressions of affection and admiration for his work, the historic leader of the Revolution was elected unanimously by the representatives of the base structures of the highest political body in the country for the José Martí district of Santiago de Cuba

By: Juventud Rebelde


2016-02-05 | 15:08:19 EST
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA.- The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, was elected this February 3 as a delegate to the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), for the José Martí district of this eastern city.

Between expressions of affection and admiration for his work, a total of 306 representatives of the grassroots party structures of Santiago's industrial zone, by direct and public vote unanimously approved the election of Fidel, as part of the preliminary process the great partisan appointment, which will be held the coming April, and the election of delegates to the the conclave began nationwide.

Gabriel Blanco Guillén, member of the Bureau of the Party in the province, stated that it is a high privilege for the communist militancy and for all the people of Santiago to choose the undefeated commander in chief, whose ideas, as Raúl remarked, have made it possible to raise the bastion of unity and justice that our country represents.

The choice of Fidel as a delegate to the most important meeting of the Communists is an expression of recognition by his people of the architect of the Cuban Revolution: assailant of the Moncada Barracks, the Granma expedition leader, leader for 25 months of the guerrilla struggle that ended with the definitive independence.

It enhances the prestige, also, of he who since the establishment of the Central Committee in October 1965, has held the posts of First Secretary and Politburo member, up to the 6th Congress in 2011.

It also pays tribute in the year of his 90th birthday to the man who has managed to encourage and lead the struggle of the Cuban people for the consolidation of the revolutionary process, its progress towards socialism, the unity of the revolutionary forces, the economic and social changes and the deepening of the revolutionary, internationalist and communist conscience of the people.

Translated by ESTI

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