Cuban Communist Party stalwart Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as president on Thursday, a new chapter for the island after nearly 60 years of rule by the Castro brothers but a change that is aimed at preserving Cuban socialism. Photo: EPA

The Castro era ends as Cuba swears in Miguel Diaz-Canel as president

New leader is a Communist Party loyalist, and the transition is not expected to herald sweeping changes to the island’s state-run economy and one-party system

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Cuban Communist Party stalwart Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as president on Thursday, a new chapter for the island after nearly 60 years of rule by the Castro brothers but a change that is aimed at preserving Cuban socialism. Photo: EPA
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