Vice President of Cuba

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Vice President of the Republic of Cuba
Vice presidente de la República de Cuba
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Salvador Valdés Mesa (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Salvador Valdés Mesa

since 19 April 2018
Council of State
StyleMr. Vice President (Informal)
His Excellency (In international correspondence)
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
ResidencePalacio de la Revolución
AppointerNational Assembly of People's Power
Term lengthFive years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderRaúl Castro
Formation2 December 1976
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Vice Presidents of Cuba, officially called Vice President of the Council of State between 1976 and 2019, is the second highest political position obtainable in Council of State of Cuba. Currently there is a provision for several Vice Presidents, who are elected in the same manner as the President of Cuba.

Historically, Vice President of Cuba was elected in the same ticket with the President. The position has been in use 1902–1928, 1936, 1940–1958, and since 1976.

Vice Presidents of the Republic in Arms (1869–1899)[edit]

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
Francisco Vicente Aguilera April 1869 February 1877 Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
Vacant between 1878 and 1895
Bartolome Masó Márquez.jpg Bartolomé Masó Márquez September 1895 September 1897 Salvador Cisneros Betancourt
Domingo Méndez Capote.jpg Domingo Méndez Capote September 1897 May 1899 Bartolomé Masó Márquez

Vice Presidents of the Republic (1902–1959)[edit]

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
Luis Estévez y Romero May 1902 March 1905 Tomás Estrada Palma
Domingo Méndez Capote.jpg Domingo Méndez Capote January 1906 September 1906
Vacant between 1906 and 1909
Alfredo Zayas of Cuba.jpg Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso[2] January 1909 May 1913 José Miguel Gómez
Enrique José Varona.gif Enrique José Varona[2] May 1913 May 1917 Mario García Menocal
Juan Emilio de la Caridad Núñez y Rodriguez circa 1915.jpg Emilio Núñez[2] May 1917 May 1921
Francisco Carrillo Morales.jpg Francisco Carrillo Morales[2] May 1921 May 1925 Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso
No image.png Carlos de la Rosa Hernández[2] May 1925 May 1929 Gerardo Machado
Abolished between 1929 and 1936[2]
Federico Laredo Bru.jpg Federico Laredo Brú May 1936 December 1936 Miguel Mariano Gómez
Vacant between 1936 and 1940
Gustavo Cuervo Rubio.jpg Gustavo Cuervo Rubio October 1940 October 1944 Fulgencio Batista
No image.png Raúl de Cárdenas Echarte[2] October 1944 October 1948 Ramón Grau
No image.png Guillermo Alonso Pujol[2] October 1948 March 1952 Carlos Prío Socarrás
Vacant between 1952 and 1955
No image.png Rafael Guas Inclán[2] February 1955 1 January 1959[3] Fulgencio Batista

First Vice Presidents of the Council of State (1976–2019)[edit]

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
Raul-castro-2015 (cropped).jpg Raúl Castro December 1976 February 2008 Fidel Castro
No image.png José Ramón Machado Ventura February 2008 February 2013 Raúl Castro
Miguel Diaz Canel.jpg Miguel Díaz-Canel February 2013 April 2018
Salvador Valdés Mesa (cropped).jpg Salvador Valdés Mesa April 2018 10 October 2019 Miguel Díaz-Canel

Vice-Presidents elected by the National Assembly on 19 April 2018:

Vice President of the Republic (2019–present)[edit]

Portrait Name Entered Office Left office President
Salvador Valdés Mesa (cropped).jpg Salvador Valdés Mesa 10 October 2019 Incumbent Miguel Díaz-Canel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raul Castro says Cuba needs term limits for its leaders". Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hernández, Mario Riera (7 May 1968). "Cuba libre, 1895-1958: resumen histórico". Colonial Press of Miami – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Primero de enero de 1959: Esta vez sí que es una Revolución - FIDEL Soldier of Ideas". www.fidelcastro.cu.