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1959: How did Fidel Castro become Prime Minister of Cuba?

1959: How did Fidel Castro become Prime Minister of Cuba?
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During his triumphant entry into Havana in January 1959, Castro stated that he is not interested in power and he will not take it, and yet, already next month, he became prime minister.

On this day Fidel Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba and thus started the longest term of government in world history, up until 19 April 2011, when he handed over power to his brother Raul. Fidel ruled for 52 years and 62 days, which is unprecedented in history (not counting monarchs).

Castro came to power after the successful completion of the Cuban Revolution. He spent most of the revolutionary struggle in the Cuban Sierra Maestra mountains, from where he led guerrilla attacks. It is interesting that, during his triumphant entry into Havana in January 1959, he stated that he is not interested in power and he will not take it, and yet, already next month, he became prime minister.

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