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Fidel Castro Present at Special Assembly Meeting
Havana Radio Rebelde Network
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000003345
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     FL2002172690
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-90-035          Report Date:    21 Feb 90
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     2
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       2
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       20 Feb 90
Report Volume:       Wednesday Vol VI No 035


City/Source of Document:   Havana Radio Rebelde Network

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Fidel Castro Present at Special Assembly Meeting

Subheadline:   New Assembly President Elected

Source Line:   FL2002172690 Havana Radio Rebelde Network in Spanish 1710 GMT 20
Feb 90

1.  [Text] The National Assembly of the People's Government [ANPP] has just
elected Comrade Juan Escalona Reguera as its president and Comrade Zoila
Benitez de Mendoza as vice president. The ANPP was summoned today for a special
meeting to fill the vacancy of the post of president, left open since the death
of Comrade Flavio Bravo Pardo.

2.  After approving Comrade Severo Aguirre del Cristo's request to be relieved
from the post of acting president because of his advanced age--he is 78 years
old--the 468 present deputies also voted to elect the vice president, who is
currently education director in Havana.

3.  I repeat, Juan Escalona Reguera and Zoila Benitez have just been elected
president and vice president, respectively, of the ANPP.