Millions of Cubans cast their vote in municipal elections on Sunday, the first-step towards choosing a successor to the current President Raul Castro. More than 27,000 candidates are running for 12,515 positions in local government. The elected ward delegates, who will make up 50 percent of the new national assembly, will help select a new president on February 24, when Raul Castro is expected... Еще to stand down after serving two five-year terms. In an interview, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel refused to comment on his chances of succeeding the 86 year-old Castro. «There will always be presidents in Cuba that defend the principles of the Revolution. … Today the day is to talk about what we are doing and to talk about Fidel.» The vote took place a year and a day after the death of Castro's brother, revolutionary leader Fidel.