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Cuba to start historic transition a day earlier Cuba to start historic transition a day earlier

AP  |  Havana 

A that will see a historic political transition in is going to start one day earlier than expected.

Cuban reported today that the moved up the start of a meeting of the in which plans to step down and hand over the office to a younger successor.

The session will now start on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

Website Cubadebate said the session was moved up to prepare for a "session of such importance."

Castro is expected to pass the presidency to 57-year-old Vice

took over from his brother in 2008 and the two have headed Cuba's in one form or another since 1959.

Raul Castro, 87, plans to remain of Cuba's Communist Party, a position that leaves him with broad authority, including oversight of his replacement.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:40 IST