Kim Jong-Un congratulates Cuba's Díaz-Canel on "re-election,” in show of terrorist state solidarity
The leaders of Venezuela and Nicaragua also extended congratulations to Díaz-Canel for his "re-election" in Cuba's Communist-controlled Parliament
April 21, 2023 12:27pm
Updated: April 21, 2023 4:20pm
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un congratulated the ruler of the Havana regime, Miguel Díaz-Canel, following the "approval" of his "re-election" for a second five-year term by the National Assembly of People's Power (Parliament) on Wednesday.
In a letter cited by official media, Kim Jong-un affirmed that Díaz-Canel's "re-election," who headed the only candidacy proposed by the presidency of the Parliament, shows the "high confidence and support of the Communist Party, the Government, and the Cuban people".
Meanwhile, Cuba is facing a severe economic crisis marked by shortages of basic goods such as food, medicine, and fuel, inflation, long blackouts, and unprecedented migration.
The member of the North Korean dynasty affirmed that Diaz-Canel ratification is 'a guarantee of continuity of the socialist cause,' referring to the continued stay in power of the president appointed by General Raúl Castro to lead the regime on the island since 2018.
Kim Jong-un also stated that he had "firm confidence that the people of Cuba, united with the Party and Government of Cuba, will achieve a brilliant victory in their struggle to build a prosperous socialist state."
Meanwhile, as the North Korean dictator celebrates the Cuban ruler, the island is plagued by a severe economic crisis characterized by shortages of basic goods such as food, medicine, and fuel, terrible inflation, prolonged power outages, and an unprecedented migration exodus.
El secretario general del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, Kim Jong-Un, felicitó hoy al presidente de #Cuba 🇨🇺, @DiazCanelB, tras su reelección en el mandato, por la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular. pic.twitter.com/fWz3pkXBWx— Cancillería de Cuba (@CubaMINREX) April 20, 2023
The dictators of Venezuela and Nicaragua, both allies of Havana, also congratulated Díaz-Canel, who holds the position of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Maduro wished his Cuban counterpart "the greatest success," while Ortega expressed his "joy" and sent him "love, respect, and admiration."
Díaz-Canel's ratification was unsurprising as he was the only candidate, obtaining 97.66% of the votes, with two blank ballots. Valdés Mesa was also ratified as Vice President, receiving 93.4% of the total votes, and other officials remain in their positions despite the ongoing economic and social crisis in the country.
During his ratification speech in the X Legislature of the National Assembly, Díaz-Canel claimed that no Artificial Intelligence simulation could summarize the Cuban people's recent achievements. Despite the country's severe economic and social crisis during his supposed first term, he used clichés and euphemisms to describe the situation.
The National Electoral Council's President, Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, announced Díaz-Canel's unsurprising ratification, having received 97.66% of the votes, with two blank ballots. Valdés Mesa was also ratified as Vice President, receiving 93.4% of the total votes, and other top officials, including Prime Minister Marrero and Assembly President Lazo, remain in their positions.