From September 18 to 22 the National Commission of Candidacies carried out a consultation process between the deputies to determine the proposals for these positions that must leave between the members of the Legislative.
So far, the maximum governmental responsibility on the island rested with the president of the Councils of State and Ministers, which will now pass to the new president of the National Assembly.
According to article 126 of the new Constitution approved last April, the president of the Republic, the highest figure of the State, will be elected by the parliament from among its deputies for a period of five years and with the option of a second term.
President will account to parliament of its management.
The office of President of the Republic was officially established in Cuba in 1902, after he gained independence from Spain and the United States withdrew his occupation troops, and remained until 1976, when he was repealed.