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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:54 PM

Cuba parliament opens as Fidel Castro visits

24 February 2013 Last updated at 13:29 ET
Cuba parliament opens as Fidel Castro visits

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance, joining his brother, President Raul Castro, at the opening session of the National Assembly in Havana.

It was only his second visit to the assembly since he fell ill in 2006 and handed power to his brother.

The assembly is expected to name Raul Castro for another five-year term as president and to elect a new speaker. President Castro has said top officials should only serve two terms at most.

Correspondents say the younger politicians named to top posts in this assembly may one day run Cuba once the Castro brothers have gone.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21568158

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