Cuba’s Next President? Díaz-Canel and Castro Espín Lead in 14ymedio’s Survey

14ymedio’s survey asked readers who they thought was most likely to be the next president of Cuba. (14ymedio)

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, Havana, 25 August 2017 — In a period of 48 hours the survey released by 14ymedio on Wednesday, 23 August, received 1,503 valid responses. The poll asked which official figure is most likely to be Cuba’s President of the Council of State on 24 February 2018.

According to our readers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, the country’s current vice-president, led the list with 482 votes (32.1%) and is the candidate most likely to replace the current president, Raul Castro. In second place is the son of the current president, Alejandro Castro Espín, with 227 votes (15.1%).

However, 24.5% of the respondents (368 votes) believe that no one on the survey list would come to power.

The final results are as follows:

Miguel Díaz-Canel: 482 votes (32.1%)

None of those on the list: 368 votes (24.5%)

Alejandro Castro Espín: 227 votes (15.1%)

Raúl Castro Ruz: 127 votes (8.4%)

Lázaro Expósito Canto: 83 votes (5.5%)

Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla: 64 votes (4.3%)

Mariela Castro Espín: 49 votes (3.3%)

José Ramón Machado Ventura: 30 votes (2.0%)

Esteban Lazo Hernández: 28 votes (1.9%)

Marino Murillo Jorge: 22 votes (1.5%)

Mercedes López Acea: 13 votes (0.9%)

Salvador Valdés Mesa: 10 votes (0.7%)