Council of State announces Ministerial Changes


Cuba’s Council of State announced late last week a number of ministerial changes. The official announcement from the Council is as follows:

“The Cuban Council of State, at the suggestion of its President, agreed to free Marino Murillo from the post of Minister of Planning and the Economy and appoint the Vice-president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, in his place, according to an official note released on Wednesday.

This decision, continues the note, reflects the need for Marino Murillo, in his capacity as Vice-president of the Government and Head of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development, to concentrate his efforts on tasks related to the updating of the Cuban economic and social model, adopted by the 6th and 7th congress of the Cuban Communist Party.

Also reflected on the text is an acknowledgement of the work done by Murillo in fulfilling his duties as Minister of Planning and the Economy.

Likewise, the note points out that the Council of State, at the suggestion of its President, decided to free Rodolfo A. Alarcon from the post of Minister of Higher Education, and designate Loidi Jose R. Sabol, current First Deputy Minister of that ministry, for this responsibility.

Equally acknowledged on the text is the meritorious work carried out by Alarcon in the field of higher education for more than 50 years, including his performance as Minister since 2012 and in the positions of deputy minister and first deputy minister for more than two decades.”

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