Council of State (Cuba)

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The Council of State (Spanish: Consejo de Estado) of Cuba is a 31-member body of the government of Cuba, elected by the National Assembly of People's Power. It has the authority to exercise most legislative power between sessions of the National Assembly of People’s Power, subject to its approval, and to call the National Assembly of People’s Power into session between its scheduled twice yearly sessions. The membership consists of a President, a Secretary, a First Vice President, five Vice Presidents, and 27 additional members. The President, the Secretary, the First Vice President, and the five Vice Presidents are also members of the Council of Ministers.

Members of the 8th Council of State (2013–2018)[edit]

Position
Member
President of Cuba Raúl Castro
First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez
Vice President Gladys María Bejerano Portela
Vice President Mercedes López Acea
Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura
Vice President Ramiro Valdés Menéndez
Vice President Salvador Valdés Mesa
Secretary Homero Acosta Álvarez
Refinery Manager at Sancti Spiritus Lester Alain Alemán Hurtado
General Secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women Teresa Amarelle Boué
Director of Pharmaceuticals in Camaguey Yaramis Armenteros Medina
President of the Union of Writers and Artists Miguel Barnet Lanza
President of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources Inés María Chapman Waugh
Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Army Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frías
Principal Mechanical Industrial Company "September 2" of Matanzas Ileana Amparo Flores Morales
Director of the National Wildlife Guillermo García Frías
President of the National Association of Small Farmers Félix González Viego
President of the Provincial Assembly and the Government of Matanzas Tania León Silveira
First Vice President of the Council of Ministers
Chief of the General Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces
Army Corps General Alvaro López Miera
Second Secretary of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba Carmen Rosa López Rodríguez
Unknown Martha del Carmen Mesa Valenciano
National Coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez
Rector of the University of Computer Sciences Miriam Nicado García
Director of the Center for Medical Genetics of Pinar del Rio Rosa Elena Simeón Negrín
Director of the Research Institute of Tropical Viandas Sergio Rodríguez Morales
Vice President of the Council of Ministers Marino Murillo
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
Municipal Delegate Palmira, Cienfuegos Lyz Belkis Rosabal Ponce
Vice President of the Council of Ministers
Minister of Economy and Planning
Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez

See also[edit]