The New President Castro
Update: It's official: Raul Castro is the new neader of Cuba.
Raul Castro has been unanimously selected to succeed his brother Fidel as leader by Cuba's National Assembly.
Fidel Castro stepped down last week after nearly half a century in charge.
Raul has in effect been president since Fidel had major surgery in July 2006. It is understood that he was the only nominee in a vote seen as a formality.
Raul Castro has been nominated to be Cuba's next President, succeeding his sick brother Fidel Castro, a deputy says.
Fidel Castro retired five days ago after 49 years at the helm of the West's last communist country.
Raul Castro, 76, is expected to be confirmed president within hours by the National Assembly, deputy Julio Mendez said.
Raul Castro arrived at Parliament wearing a suit, not his military uniform.