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Council of Ministers (Cuba)

Council of Ministers (Cuba)

The Council of Ministers (Spanish: Consejo de ministros), also referred to as simply the Cabinet of Cuba, is the highest ranking executive and administrative body of the Republic of Cuba, and constitutes the nation's government. It consists of the President, the First Vice President and the five Vice Presidents of the Council of State, the Secretary of the Executive Committee, the heads of the national ministries, and other members as established by law.

The Executive Committee is a smaller body, consisting of the President and Vice Presidents of the Council of State, the Secretary and those ministers chosen by the President. The Council of Ministers is responsible for the implementation of policy agreements authorized by the National Assembly of People’s Power. These are designated to individual ministries. The council also proposes general plans for economic and social development, which are in turn authorized by the National Assembly twice yearly.

The Council of Ministers also directs Cuba's foreign policy and its relations with other governments; approves international treaties before passing them over for ratification of the Council of State; directs and oversees foreign trade and the State budget. The Council of Ministers enforces laws authorized by the National Assembly, which are passed by the Council of State.

As a result of a referendum which was held on February 24, 2019, the Council of Ministers, and its power over the Cuban government, will be led by a Prime Minister.[1]

Current members

The body, was reformed in December 2019 with the appointment of Manuel Marrero Cruz as Prime Minister - the first with that title in 43 years - and six new ministers.[2] It currently consists of:[3][4]

PresidentMiguel Díaz-Canel
Prime MinisterManuel Marrero Cruz
First Vice President of Council of Ministers
(First Deputy Prime Minister)
Salvador Valdés Mesa
Vice Presidents of Council of Ministers
(Deputy Prime Ministers)

Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, Antonio Enrique Lussón Batlle, Adel Onofre Yzquierdo Rodríguez, Roberto Morales Ojeda, and Inés María Chapman

Vice Presidents of Council of Ministers and Executive Committee
(Deputy Prime Ministers)
Ricardo Cabrisas Ruíz and Ulises Rosales del Toro
Minister of Economy and PlanningAlejandro Gil Fernández
Minister of the InteriorJulio César Gandarilla Bermejo
Minister of Foreign Affairs (list)Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister of JusticeOscar Manuel Silveira Martínez
Minister of the Revolutionary Armed ForcesÁlvaro López Miera
Minister of Public HealthJosé Ángel Portal Miranda
Minister of Labor and Social SecurityMarta Elena Feita Cabrera
Minister of AgricultureGustavo Rodriguez Rollero
Minister of EducationEna Elsa Velazquez Cobiella
Minister of Energy and MinesLiván Arronte Cruz
Minister of CultureAlpidio Alonso Grau
Minister of Higher EducationRodolfo Alarcon Ortiz
Ministerial President of the Central Bank of CubaMarta Wilson González
Minister of Science, Technology and EnvironmentElba Rosa Pérez Montoya
Minister of Informatics and CommunicationsJorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella
Minister of Domestic TradeBetsy Díaz Velázquez
Minister of Foreign Trade and InvestmentRodrigo Malmierca Diaz
Minister of Finance and PricesLina Olinda Pedraza Rodriguez
Minister of ConstructionRene Mesa Villafana
Minister of IndustryEloy Alvarez Martínez
Minister of Food IndustryManuel Santiago Sobrino Martínez
Minister of TourismJuan Carlos García Granda
Minister of TransportationAdel Onofre Yzquierdo Rodríguez
President of the Cuban Radio and Television InstituteDanylo Sirio López
President of the National Institute of Sports, P.E. and RecJulio Christian Jiménez Molina
President of the National Hydraulic Resources InstituteAntonio Rodríguez Rodríguez

See also


  1. Mimi Whitefield (February 25, 2019). "Cuba approves new constitution: What changes, what doesn't?". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. Frank, Marc; Acosta, Nelson (2019-12-21). "Cuba names prime minister in move to lighten presidential load". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2019-12-21. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  3. "Consejo de Ministros". Government of Cuba. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  4. Consejo de Ministros de la República de Cuba | Presidencia y Gobierno de la República de Cuba
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