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Fidel Castro nominated for Cuban parliament seat

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been nominated for a seat in the country's parliament, authorities said Sunday.

 

The afternoon TV news announced "the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz heads the list of 25 candidates to the Cuban parliament from the municipality of Santiago de Cuba, approved by the delegates of this state body." Castro was also named as a delegate in 2008, when he officially retired as president. It's unclear whether he has played an active role in legislative duties in the years since. (AP)