Fidel Castro stepping down after nearly 50 years Saying he is no longer healthy enough to hold office, Cuban leader Fidel Castro has announced he will not seek reelection after 49 years in power and nearly 19 months sidelined by illness, marking the first official step in a long-awaited succession in the island’s leadership….The president of the council is the official ruler of Cuba … and that’s been Castro since the council was established in 1976. And now he has made clear that he will not seek reelection, making way for a new leadership for his communist government….(Source)
Some banana republics are shedding their thugs. Others like Canada have their prime minister appoint them to the HRC.