Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finally: Raul Castro Calls for Term Limits

Wonderful idea, pal. Maybe you should have tried this back in the 1960s.
Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday proposed setting term limits for public office in a country where two brothers have ruled for more than 50 years.

"We have arrived at the conclusion that it is advisable to limit the fundamental political and state offices to a maximum period of two consecutive periods of five years," Castro said at the inauguration of a critical Communist Party meeting.

After his 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro was in power until 2006, when illness forced him to hand the reins over to his younger brother Raul Castro.

Raul Castro was officially elected in 2008.
CNN actually reports he was "officially elected," as if running unopposed with no other allowed to run makes an actual election.
But he also said Cuba's leadership had failed to prepare a younger generation to take over, leaving them without "a reserve of substitutes who were adequately prepared."
Yes, well they're all either dead or in prison.

I'm sure there are plenty of possible candidates living in South Florida.

Maybe Castro can pass along this novel idea of term limits to their buddy Hugo Chavez.

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