June 2, 2018 / 5:00 PM / 10 months ago

Raul Castro to head commission to draft new Cuban constitution

FILE PHOTO: Former Cuban President Raul Castro speaks during the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/Pool/File Photo

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s national assembly on Saturday approved the makeup of a commission to draft the country’s new constitution that will be headed by Communist Party leader and former President Raul Castro.

Cuba’s new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who replaced Castro in April, proposed the members of commission to the assembly on behalf of the Council of State. It was unanimously approved by lawmakers.

Reporting by Havana bureau; editing by Diane Craft

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