Salvador Valdés Mesa

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Salvador Valdés Mesa
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4th First Vice President of Cuba
Assumed office
19 April 2018
PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel
Preceded byMiguel Díaz-Canel
Fifth Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba
In office
24 February 2013 – 19 April 2018
PresidentRaúl Castro
Preceded byEsteban Lazo Hernández
Succeeded byBeatriz Jonson Urrutia (elect)
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
PresidentFidel Castro
Personal details
Born (1945-06-13) 13 June 1945 (age 73)
Political partyCommunist Party

Salvador Valdés Mesa (born 13 June 1945) is a Cuban politician[1][2] and former trade union leader. He is the First Vice President of Cuba since April 2018 and is a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba.[3]

He was elected to succeed Miguel Díaz-Canel as First Vice President of Cuba on 18 April 2018.[1][4]


Salvador Valdés was part of the Association of Young Rebels since 1961, after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. He was a leader of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba and the Communist Party of Cuba. He served as Minister of Labor and Social Security between 1995 and 1999, when he was elected first secretary of the PCC in the province of Camagüey. He has been a deputy of the National Assembly of People's Power since 1993, he is a member of the Political Council of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and a member of the Council of State, where he holds one of the five Vice Presidencies.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Damien Cave, Raúl Castro Says His Current Term as President of Cuba Will Be His Last, The New York Times, 24 February 2013
  2. ^ Jimenez, Marguerite (2018-03-28). "Cuba After the Castros". Foreign Affairs. ISSN 0015-7120. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  3. ^ "Salvador Valdés Mesa - EcuRed". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  4. ^ "End of the Castro era: Who's the man likely to be Cuba's next president?". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  5. ^ "Diputados elegidos en la VIII Legislatura – Camagüey". Parlamento Cubano. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  6. ^ "Salvador Valdés Mesa | Cubadebate". Cubadebate (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-04-20.

External links[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Miguel Díaz-Canel
First Vice President of Cuba