Report: Cuban President Raul Castro to step down in April 2018

HAVANA, Cuba. – It looks like Raul Castro will be staying in power a bit longer in Cuba than initially expected. 

Cuban state-run media is reporting the current Cuban parliament has decided to extend its session up until April. 

They cited Hurricane Irma and subsequent delays in their election process as the cause.  

Initially, Feb. 24 was the date set for when the National Assembly would meet and pick the country's next president. 

That has been pushed back until April 19.  

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