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Raul Castro is Made Cuban President

Cuba’s parliament made Raul Castro, Fidel Castro’s brother, president on Sunday.

It is the first time in 50 years Cuba has seen a change in leader. Despite the new president, however, it is unlikely there will be any significant political change, National Public Radio reported.

Raul Castro said that Fidel Castro would remain as the formal commander in chief and would be consulted for major decisions.

The United States called the president decision a “transfer of authority and power from dictator to dictator light,? reported NPR.

Cubans also recognized that little change would occur, but some hoped for economic reforms to improve Cuba's faltering economy and Cuban's daily lives, NPR said.