Salvador Valdés Mesa
Salvador Valdés Mesa (born 13 June 1945) is a Cuban politician and former trade union leader. He is the First Vice President of Cuba since April 2018 and is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba.He was elected to succeed Miguel Díaz-Canel as First Vice President of Cuba on 18 April 2018.
Salvador Valdés Mesa
|Vice President of Cuba|
|Assumed office |
10 October 2019
|Preceded by||Rafael Guas Inclán (1959)|
|First Vice President of the Council of State|
19 April 2018 – 10 October 2019
|Preceded by||Miguel Díaz-Canel|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
|Fifth Vice President of the Council of State|
24 February 2013 – 19 April 2018
|Preceded by||Esteban Lazo Hernández|
|Succeeded by||Beatriz Jonson Urrutia (elect)|
|Minister of Labor and Social Security|
|Born||13 June 1945|
|Political party||26th of July Movement (1961-1965) |
Communist Party of Cuba (1965-present)
Salvador Valdés was part of the Association of Young Rebels since 1961, after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. He was a leader of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba and the Communist Party of Cuba. He served as Minister of Labor and Social Security between 1995 and 1999, when he was elected first secretary of the PCC in the province of Camagüey. He has been a deputy of the National Assembly of People's Power since 1993, he is a member of the Political Council of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and a member of the Council of State, where he holds one of the five Vice Presidencies.
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