Fidel Castro's inauguration as Prime Minister of Cuba commemorated

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel recalled today that on this date in 1959 the historic leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, assumed the post of Prime Minister, a few weeks after the triumph of the armed struggle.

In his Twitter account, the President said: "The Commander in Chief of the Sierra Maestra signs as Prime Minister on February 16, 1959. The guerrilla leader becomes a statesman and opens the way to the laws expected by the people".

Fidel Castro took office as Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government in a ceremony at the then Presidential Palace (today Museum of the Revolution), which was broadcast on radio and television.

At that time he expressed that the Revolution would have many obstacles ahead and although it would not be able to do things perfectly, it would be permanent the purpose of rectifying everything in which it was not correct.

Likewise, he pointed out that "what the Revolution will never do is to temporize with a denial of the principles for which we have been fighting".

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