Raúl Castro introduced Friday that he was handing over management of Cuba’s highly effective Communist Social gathering to a youthful technology “stuffed with ardour and anti-imperialist spirit,” leaving the island nation with out a Castro at its helm for the primary time in over 60 years.

Mr. Castro, who turns 90 in June, reiterated his long-expected intention to step down in a speech kicking off the Communist Social gathering congress on Friday. He’s anticipated to formally step down and announce his alternative earlier than the convention ends on Monday.

After serving two phrases as Cuba’s president, Mr. Castro stepped down from that office in 2018, changed by his handpicked successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

Cuba’s management will doubtless announce additional reforms in the course of the get together congress, to reorient the nation towards a socialist system and away from the extra austere Communist mannequin that fueled the revolution that introduced Mr. Castro and his brother, Fidel, to energy in 1959.