Council of Ministers (Cuba)

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The Council of Ministers (Spanish: Consejo de ministros), also referred to as simply the Cabinet of Cuba, is the highest ranking executive and administrative body of the Republic of Cuba, and constitutes the nation's government. It consists of the President, the First Vice President and the seven Vice Presidents of the Council of State, the Secretary of the Executive Committee, the heads of the national ministries, and other members as established by law[clarification needed].

The Executive Committee is a smaller body, consisting of the President and Vice Presidents of the Council of State, the Secretary and those ministers chosen by the President. The Council of Ministers is responsible for the implementation of policy agreements authorized by the National Assembly of People’s Power. These are designated to individual ministries. The council also proposes general plans for economic and social development, which are in turn authorized by the National Assembly twice yearly.

The Council of Ministers also directs Cuba's foreign policy and its relations with other governments; approves international treaties before passing them over for ratification of the Council of State; directs and oversees foreign trade and the State budget. The Council of Ministers enforces laws authorized by the National Assembly, which are passed by the Council of State.

Current members[edit]

The body currently consists of:[1]

Position Incumbent
Council president and President of State

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC

General Raúl Castro Ruz
First Vice President of Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez Mario
Deputy Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC José Ramón Machado Ventura
Vice Presidents of Council of Ministers

Ramiro Valdés Menéndez
Div. Gen. Antonio Enrique Lussón Batlle
Adel Onofre Yzquierdo Rodríguez
Marino Alberto Murillo Jorge
Corps General Abelardo Colomé

Vice Presidents of Council of Ministers

and Executive Committee

Ricardo Cabrisas Ruíz

Ulises Rosales del Toro

Minister of Economy and Planning Adel Onofre Yzquierdo Rodríguez
Minister of Interior Corps General Abelardo Colomé
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister of Justice Maria Esther Reus Gonzalez
Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frias
Minister of Public Health Roberto Morales Ojeda
Minister of Labor and Social Security Margarita Marlene González Fernández
Minister of Agriculture Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero
Minister of Education Ena Elsa Velazquez Cobiella
Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo López Valdés
Minister of Culture Rafael Bernal Alemany
Minister of Higher Education Rodolfo Alarcon Ortiz
Ministerial President of the Central Bank of Cuba Ernesto Medina Villaveirán
Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Elba Rosa Prez Montoya
Minister of Informatics and Communications Maimir Mesa Ramos
Minister of Domestic Trade Mary Blanca Ortega Barredo
Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz
Minister of Finance and Prices Lina Olinda Pedraza Rodriguez
Minister of Construction Rene Mesa Villafana
Minister of Industry Salvador Pardo Cruz
Minister of Food Industry Maria del Carmen Concepcion Gonzalez
Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero Cruz
Minister of Transportation César Ignacio Arocha Masid
President of the Cuban Radio and Television Institute Danylo Sirio López
President of the National Institute of Sports, P.E. and Rec Julio Christian Jiménez Molina
President of the National Hydraulic Resources Institute Inés María Chapman Waug

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Consejo de Ministros". Government of Cuba. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 

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