Vice President of Cuba

The Vice President of Cuba, previously the Vice President of the Council of State between 1976 and 2019, is the second highest political position obtainable in the Council of State of Cuba. Currently there is a provision for several Vice Presidents, who are elected in the same manner as the President of Cuba.

Vice President of the Republic of Cuba
Vice presidente de la República de Cuba
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Incumbent
Salvador Valdés Mesa

since 19 April 2018
Council of State
StyleMr. Vice President (Informal)
His Excellency (In international correspondence)
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
ResidencePalacio de la Revolución
AppointerNational Assembly of People's Power
Term lengthFive years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderRaúl Castro
Formation2 December 1976

Historically, the Vice President of Cuba was elected in the same ticket with the President. The position has been in use 1902–1928, 1936, 1940–1958, and since 1976.

Vice Presidents of the Republic in Arms (1869–1899)Edit

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
  Francisco Vicente Aguilera April 1869 February 1877 Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
Vacant between 1878 and 1895
  Bartolomé Masó Márquez September 1895 September 1897 Salvador Cisneros Betancourt
  Domingo Méndez Capote September 1897 May 1899 Bartolomé Masó Márquez

Vice Presidents of the Republic (1902–1959)Edit

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
Luis Estévez y Romero May 1902 March 1905 Tomás Estrada Palma
  Domingo Méndez Capote January 1906 September 1906
Vacant between 1906 and 1909
  Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso[2] January 1909 May 1913 José Miguel Gómez
  Enrique José Varona[2] May 1913 May 1917 Mario García Menocal
  Emilio Núñez[2] May 1917 May 1921
  Francisco Carrillo Morales[2] May 1921 May 1925 Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso
  Carlos de la Rosa Hernández[2] May 1925 May 1929 Gerardo Machado
Abolished between 1929 and 1936[2]
  Federico Laredo Brú May 1936 December 1936 Miguel Mariano Gómez
Vacant between 1936 and 1940
  Gustavo Cuervo Rubio October 1940 October 1944 Fulgencio Batista
  Raúl de Cárdenas Echarte[2] October 1944 October 1948 Ramón Grau
  Guillermo Alonso Pujol[2] October 1948 March 1952 Carlos Prío Socarrás
Vacant between 1952 and 1955
  Rafael Guas Inclán[2] February 1955 1 January 1959[3] Fulgencio Batista

First Vice Presidents of the Council of State (1976–2019)Edit

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
  Raúl Castro December 1976 February 2008 Fidel Castro
  José Ramón Machado Ventura February 2008 February 2013 Raúl Castro
  Miguel Díaz-Canel February 2013 April 2018
  Salvador Valdés Mesa April 2018 10 October 2019 Miguel Díaz-Canel

Vice-Presidents elected by the National Assembly on 19 April 2018:

Vice President of the Republic of Cuba (2019–present)Edit

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
  Salvador Valdés Mesa 10 October 2019 Incumbent Miguel Díaz-Canel

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raul Castro says Cuba needs term limits for its leaders". Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hernández, Mario Riera (7 May 1968). "Cuba libre, 1895-1958: resumen histórico". Colonial Press of Miami – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Primero de enero de 1959: Esta vez sí que es una Revolución - FIDEL Soldier of Ideas". www.fidelcastro.cu.