Alarcon Reelected To Lead Cuba Parliament
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- Politics and Government
- 02 / 24 / 2008
Alarcon was reelected a third time as the National Assembly"s president, with incumbent vice president Jaime Crombet also reelected.
Miriam Brito was elected secretary, replacing Ernesto Suarez.
Alarcon, born May 21, 1937 in Havana, is a graduate of the University of Havana with a doctorate in philosophy.
He became active in Cuba"s revolutionary struggle while at the university, where he was appointed president of the Federation of University Students in 1959.
In 1962, he was appointed director of the Foreign Ministry"s Americas division. Between 1966 and 1978 he served as Cuba"s permanent representative to the United Nations.
In 1978, he was appointed first vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became Foreign Affairs minister in 1992 until, in February 1993, he became president of the Cuban National Assembly.
He is a member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party since the Party"s second congress, and was promoted to the Political Board in the fifth congress.
On January 20, 2008, Alarcon was elected deputy from the Plaza de la Revolucion municipality.
Source: Prensa Latina