Fidel Castro nominated for parliament seat
According to the Guardian Unlimited:
City council officials in Havana have nominated Fidel Castro for a parliament seat Sunday.
Castro, 81, must hold a position on the Cuban parliament if he wants to remain president of the communist-run country after the countries elections in January.
Castro has not been seen in public since his emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006.
His younger brother, 76, has been running Cuba since his older brother ceded power of provisional government to him as vice president.
Previously Cuba’s prime minister, Castro has been the (unchallenged) president since 1976