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New members of Cuban Communist Party Political Bureau

October 11, 1997

Members of Cuba’s Communist Party Political Bureau elected Friday:

Re-elected:

President Fidel Castro, first secretary

Vice President Raul Castro, second secretary

Ricardo Alarcon, parliament president

Gen. Juan Almeida, revolutionary hero

Jose Ramon Balaguer, party ideology chief

Concepcion Campa, director of Instituto Finlay scientific center

Gen. Julio Casas

Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias

Gen. Abelardo Colome Ibarra, interior minister

Yadira Garcia, Matanzas party chief

Alfredo Jordan, agriculture minister

Vice President Carlos Lage

Esteban Lazo, Havana city party leader

Jose Ramon Machado, party organization chief

Abel Prieto, culture minister

Roberto Robaina, foreign minister

Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro, chief of the general staff

Pedro Ross, head of the Cuban Workers Confederation

New members:

Miguel Enamorados, Las Tunas party chief

Gen. Ramon Espinosa, head of the eastern army

Marco Portales, minister of basic industry

Juan Carlos Robinson, Santiago party leader

Pedro Saez, Sancti Spiritus party chief

Jorge Luis Sierra, Holguien party chief

Removed:

Osmany Cienfuegos, tourism minister

Maria de los Angeles Garcia, party education chief

Alfredo Hondal, Ciego de Avila party chief

Jorge Lezcano Perez, parliament member

Candido Palmero, Havana Province party chief

Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, economist

Nelson Torres, sugar minister