Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba

The Secretariat is the highest executive organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.

History edit

The Secretariat of the Central Committee was established on 3 October 1965 when the United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution was transformed into the present-day Communist Party of Cuba.[1] It was implementing the decisions of the Politburo and Central Committee, and led by the First and Second Secretary of the Central Committee.[1] Of the ten members elected to the Provisional Secretariat three concurrently served as members of the Provisional Politburo.

The Secretariat was abolished at the 4th Party Congress, held on 10–14 October 1991, with the intention of streamlining the party's decision-making process.[2] It was later reestablished at the 5th Plenary Session of the 5th Central Committee on 4 July 2006.[3]

Terms edit

Term Members Period Duration
Male Female Reelected Start End
Provisional 10 0 8 3 October 1965 17 December 1975 10 years, 75 days
1st 9 0 5 22 December 1975 17 December 1980 4 years, 361 days
2nd 9 0 7 20 December 1980 4 February 1986 5 years, 46 days
3rd 6 0 7 February 1986 10 October 1991 5 years, 245 days
5th 11 4 7 4 July 2006 16 April 2011 4 years, 286 days
6th 9 1 6 19 April 2011 16 April 2016 4 years, 363 days
7th 9 2 1 19 April 2016 16 April 2021 4 years, 362 days
8th 6 0 19 April 2021 Incumbent 3 years, 30 days

See also edit

References edit

Specific edit

  1. ^ a b Bethell 1993, p. 129.
  2. ^ Kapcia 1992, p. 182.
  3. ^ "El PCC presenta al nuevo Secretariado e incorpora miembros a su Comité Central" [The PCC introduces the new Secretariat and incorporates members to its Central Committee]. El País (in Spanish). Ediciones El País, S.L. Archived from the original on 28 April 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.

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