Leaders of Cuba
(Republic of Cuba)
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Parties: PRC(A): Cuban Revolutionary Party (Authentic); PAU: United Action Party; PAP: Progressive Action Party; PP: Progressive Party; MR-26-7: Revolutionary Movement July 26th (1955-1961); ORI: Integrated Revolutionary Organizations (1961-1962); PURSC: United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution (1962-1965); PCC: Communist Party of Cuba (1965-); n/p: non-party

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Heads of State
Presidents of the Republic
Ramón Grau San Martín               10 Oct 1944 - 10 Oct 1948 (†1969) PRC(A)
Carlos Prío Socarrás                10 Oct 1948 - 10 Mar 1952 (†1977) PRC(A)  
Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar          10 Mar 1952 - 14 Ago 1954 (†1973) military, PAU, PAP (*)
Andrés Domingo Morales del Castillo 14 Aug 1954 - 24 Feb 1955 (†1979) PAP (acting, interim)  
Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar          24 Feb 1955 -  1 Jan 1959 (†1973) PAP
Anselmo Alliegro Milá                1 Jan 1959 -  2 Jan 1959 (†1961) PP (acting)
Carlos Manuel Piedra Piedra          2 Jan 1959 -  2 Jan 1959 (†1988) n/p (interim)
Manuel Urrutia Lleó                  3 Jan 1959 - 17 Jul 1959 (†1981) n/p
Oswaldo Dorticós Torrado            18 Jul 1959 -  2 Dec 1976 (†1983) ORI, PURSC, PCC

Presidents of the Council of State
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz           3 Dec 1976 - 24 Feb 2008 (†2016) PCC 
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz             24 Feb 2008 - 19 Apr 2018         PCC (acting for Fidel Castro from 31 Jul 2006)
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    19 Apr 2018 - 10 Oct 2019         PCC

President of the Republic
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    10 Oct 2019 -                     PCC

(*) Styled head of State to 4 Apr 1952. Also Prime Minister from 11 Mar 1952 to 4 Apr 1952.
Heads of Government
Prime Ministers
Carlos Prío Socarrás                13 Oct 1945 -  1 May 1947 (†1977) PRC(A)  
Raúl López del Castillo              1 May 1947 - 10 Oct 1948 (†1963) PRC(A) 
Manuel Antonio de Varona Loredo     10 Oct 1948 -  6 Oct 1950 (†1992) PRC(A)
Félix Lancís Sánchez                 6 Oct 1950 -  1 Oct 1951 (†1976) PRC(A)
Óscar Gans López Martínez            1 Oct 1951 - 10 Mar 1952 (†1965) PAU 
Fulgencio Batista Zaldívar          10 Mar 1952 - 24 Feb 1955 (†1973) PAP
Jorge García Montes                 24 Feb 1955 - 27 Mar 1957 (†1982) PAP
Andrés Rivero Agüero                27 Mar 1957 -  6 Mar 1958 (†1996) PAP
Emilio Núñez Portuondo               6 Mar 1958 - 12 Mar 1958 (†1978) PAP
Gonzalo Güell Morales de los Ríos   12 Mar 1958 -  1 Jan 1959 (†1985) PAP
José Miró Cardona                    5 Jan 1959 - 13 Feb 1959 (†1974) n/p  
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz          16 Feb 1959 -  3 Dec 1976 (†2016) MR-26-7, ORI, PURSC, PCC

Presidents of the Council of Ministers
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz           3 Dec 1976 - 24 Feb 2008 (†2016) PCC 
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz             24 Feb 2008 - 19 Apr 2018         PCC (acting for Fidel Castro from 31 Jul 2006)
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    19 Apr 2018 - 21 Dec 2019         PCC

Prime Minister
Manuel Marrero Cruz                 21 Dec 2019 -                     PCC

Leaders of the PCC
First Secretaries of the Central Committee
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz           3 Oct 1965 - 19 Abr 2011 (†2016)                   
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz             19 Abr 2011 - 19 Apr 2021         (acting for Fidel Castro from 31 Jul 2006) 
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    19 Apr 2021 -           

Second Secretaries of the Central Committee
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz              3 Oct 1965 - 19 Apr 2011
José Ramón Machado Ventura          19 Apr 2011 - 19 Apr 2021   

-> Detailed composition of the PCC leadership
Presidents of the National Assembly of People's Power
Francisco Blas Roca Calderío         2 Dec 1976 - 28 Dec 1981 (†1987) PCC
Flavio Bravo Pardo                  28 Dec 1981 - 27 Feb 1988 (†1988) PCC
Severo Aguirre del Cristo           27 Feb 1988 -    Feb 1990 (†1992) PCC
Juan Aníbal Escalona Reguera           Feb 1990 - 24 Feb 1993 (†2018) PCC
Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada          24 Feb 1993 - 24 Feb 2013 (†2022) PCC
Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández         24 Feb 2013-                      PCC

Presidents of the Council of State
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz           3 Dec 1976 - 24 Feb 2008 (†2016) PCC 
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz             24 Feb 2008 - 19 Apr 2018         PCC (acting for Fidel Castro from 31 Jul 2006)
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    19 Apr 2018 - 10 Oct 2019         PCC
Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández         10 Oct 2019 -                     PCC

First Vice Presidents of the Councils of State and Ministers and Vice Presidents of the Republic
First vice presidents of the Councils of State and Ministers
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz              3 Dec 1976 - 24 Feb 2008 PCC
José Ramón Machado Ventura          24 Feb 2008 - 24 Feb 2013 PCC
Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez    24 Feb 2013 - 19 Apr 2018 PCC
Salvador Antonio Valdés Mesa        19 Apr 2018 - 10 Oct 2019 PCC

Vice President of the Republic
Salvador Antonio Valdés Mesa        10 Oct 2019 -             PCC

Ministers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces
Augusto Martínez Sánchez            1959      (†2013) MR-26-7       
Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz             1959-2008         MR-26-7, ORI, PURSC, PCC
Julio Casas Regueiro                2008-2011 (†2011) PCC
Leopoldo Cintra Frías               2011-2021         PCC
Álvaro López Miera                  2021-             PCC

Ministers of External Relations
Alberto Inocente Álvarez            1945-1948 (†1985)
Carlos Hevia de los Reyes           1948-1950 (†1964)
Ernesto Dihigo López Trigo          1950-1951 (†1991)
Miguel Ángel Suárez Fernández       1951 
Óscar B. Gans López Martínez        1951      (†1965)
Aureliano Sánchez Arango            1951-1952 (†1976)
Miguel Ángel de la Campa Caraveda   1952-1954 (†1965)
Andrés Domingo Morales del Castillo 1954-1955 (†1979)
Carlos Saladrigas Zayas             1955-1956 (†1956)
Gonzalo Güell Morales de los Ríos   1956-1959 (†1985)
Roberto Agramonte Pichardo          1959      (†1995)
Raúl Roa García                     1959-1976 (†1982) ORI, PURSC, PCC
Isidoro Malmierca Peolí             1976-1992 (†2001) PCC
Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada          1992-1993 (†2022) PCC
Roberto Robaina González            1993-1999         PCC
Felipe Ramón Pérez Roque            1999-2009         PCC
Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla    2009-             PCC

Ministers of the Interior
Luis Orlando Rodríguez Rodríguez    1959      (†1989) MR-26-7
José Alberto Naranjo Morales        1959-1961 (†1995) MR-26-7, ORI
Ramiro Valdés Menéndez              1961-1968         ORI, PUSC, PCC
Sergio del Valle Jiménez            1968-1979 (†2007) PCC
Ramiro Valdés Menéndez              1979-1986         PCC
José Abrantes Fernández             1986-1989 (†1991) PCC
Abelardo Colomé Ibarra Furry        1989-2015         PCC
Carlos Fernández Gondín             2015-2017 (†2017) PCC
Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo      2017-2020 (†2020) PCC
Lázaro Alberto Álvarez Casas        2020-             PCC

Ministers of Economy and Planning
Antonio Rodríguez Maurell           1994-1995         PCC
Osvaldo Martínez Martínez           1995              PCC
José Luis Rodríguez García          1995-2009         PCC
Marino Alberto Murillo Jorge        2009-2011         PCC
Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez            2011-2014         PCC
Marino Alberto Murillo Jorge        2014-2016         PCC
Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz               2016-2018         PCC
Alejandro Gil Fernández             2018-             PCC

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