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Cuba's Fidel Castro signals departure as party chief

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Cuba's Fidel Castro signals departure as party chief

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Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro may have given up his last leadership post.

The 84-year-old told students in Havana that frail health had forced him to delegate his powers as head of the country’s Communist party.

His departure as First Secretary would be unlikely to have any real effect as health problems have removed him from decision-making for so long.

In 2006, Fidel Castro handed over Cuba’s leadership to his younger brother Raul, first temporarily then permanently, after surgery for an undisclosed intestinal problem.