Statutes of the Cuban Communist Party Remain Unchanged

HAVANA TIMES, Jan 30 — The First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which ended yesterday at the Havana Conference Center, adopted its work objectives without changing the statutes or the current composition of its ruling Central Committee.

Instead, the conference authorized the Central Committee to decide any changes it deems appropriate and made the Politburo responsible for “adopting and implementing the necessary modifications to the structures and rules of the party.”

The meeting, in which elections were not held, also empowered the Central Committee during its members’ current terms of office to change its membership — as approved by the last Sixth Congress of the PCC — by as much as 20 percent.