“I would like to make clear … this will be my last term,” he said during a televised speech.
The announcement came shortly after the country’s National Assembly re-elected Castro to a second five-year term and tapped Miguel Diaz Canel to be first vice president.
Castro was officially elected president of the island nation in 2008. In 2018, he will be 86.
In 2006, Castro took over from his ailing, older brother, Fidel Castro, whom he quoted liberally on Sunday.
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