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Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recently elected as President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, was a leader of the Young Communist League (UJC), undertook a mission in Nicaragua, served as First Secretary of the Party in the provinces of Villa Clara and Holguín, and as Minister of Education, a vice president of the Council of Ministers and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba.

This Thursday, April 19, Granma opens its archives to bring you a series of images by its photographers that reflect key moments in the political career of Cuban President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.

From 1989 to 1993, Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez held various responsibilities within the Young Communist League (UJC). He served as First Secretary of the UJC Provincial Committee in Villa Clara and then Second Secretary of the organization’s National Committee. This photograph was taken on December 25, 1992. Photo: Archive
Díaz Canel, as a youth leader, together with Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro. Photo: Archive
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, when he was Party First Secretary in Villa Clara, during a press conference on July 26, 2000. Photo: Ismael Francisco
Extraordinary plenary session of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes garrisons, 2003. Photo: Jorge Luis González
Díaz-Canel as PCC First Secretary in Holguín, speaking as Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz inaugurated the largest power plant in the province. Photo: Jorge Luis González
Event to mark Educator’s Day at Havana’s José Martí Memorial. Díaz-Canel presents awards to educators. Photo: Yaimí Ravelo
Miguel Díaz-Canel, when he was Minister of Higher Education, along with José Ramón Fernández, a member of the Party Political Bureau, in an act to mark Educator’s Day at Havana’s José Martí Memorial in 2011. Photo: Yander Zamora
Díaz-Canel, already a member of the PCC Political Bureau, exercises his right to vote during in 2012 in polling station no.96 in Playa, Havana. Photo: Yander Zamora
The Cuban First Vice President during an official visit to Laos. Photo: Archive
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Political Bureau and First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during a tour of the Experimental Pasture and Forage Station in Las Tunas, alongside workers and directors of the center, November 1, 2013. Photo: Yaciel Peña
Díaz-Canel visits the offices of Granma to learn about the new website design of the newspaper in 2013. Photo: Juvenal Balán
Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez speaking at the First Meeting of Ministers of CELAC in 2013. Photo: Alberto Borrego
During the closing ceremony of the National Values Workshop held on April 8, 9 and 10, 2014, at the Central Medical Collaboration Unit in Havana. Photo: Juvenal Balán
Second day of the 8th National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) Congress presided by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, 2014. Photo: Juvenal Balán
Closing of the 10th Anniversary ALBA-TCP Summit at the National Theater. Presided by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers; Nicolás Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, then first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers. Photo: Archive
National Assembly of People’s Power 8th Legislature’s Fourth Period of Ordinary Sessions. Photo: Alberto Borrego
At the close of the 7th PCC Congress presided by Fidel and Raúl, where Raúl and Machado were ratified as first and second Party secretaries. Photo: Juvenal Balán
Alongside Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the National Assembly of People’s Power 8th Legislature’s Ten Period of Ordinary Sessions. Photo: Juvenal Balán