Cuba’s Party Shifts Top Provincial FiguresSeptember 17, 2012 | | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — The secretaries of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) for the provinces of Ciego de Avila, Camaguey and Las Tunas were replaced during plenary sessions of that organization held in each area on September 15 and 16.
The post is the top political position in any province.
According to the official Granma newspaper, the leading Communist politician in Camagüey Province, Julio Cesar Garcia Rodriguez, was replaced by economist Jorge Luis Tapia, who previously occupied that same position in neighboring Ciego de Avila Province.
Meanwhile, the PCC in Ciego de Avila Province will now be run by Felix Duarte, who was once a professional member of the executive bureau of the provincial committee.
In the eastern province of Las Tunas, Teresa Amarelle was replaced by Ariel Santana.
Granma gave no explanations as to the reasons for the removals, but all of the plenary sessions were chaired by Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, the Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC and First VP of Cuba.