Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Federation of Cuban Workers general secretary.
Teresa María Amarelle Bué, secretary general of the Federation of Cuban Women’s National Directorate.
Marta Ayala Ávila, general director of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center.
Manuel Marrero Cruz, Prime Minister.
José Amado Ricardo Guerra, Council of Ministers secretary.
Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, executive president of the Enterprise Administration Group.
Major General Lázaro Alberto Álvarez Casas, Minister of the Interior.
Gladys Martínez Verdecia, first secretary of the Party Provincial Committee in Artemisa.
Subsequently, the new Party Central Committee first secretary introduced members of the Secretariat and the areas each will attend:
Roberto Morales Ojeda, secretary of Organization and Cadre Policy.
Rogelio Polanco Fuentes, head of the Ideological Department.
Joel Queipo Ruiz, head of the Economic Department.
José Ramón Monteagudo Ruiz, head of the Agri-food Department.
Félix Duarte Ortega, head of the Industry, Construction, Tourism, Transportation and Services Department.
Jorge Luis Broche Lorenzo, head of the Education, Sports and Science Department.
First on the agenda, this morning during the closing session of the 8th Congress, was a report on the tally of ballots cast by delegates yesterday, April 18, to elect members of the new Central Committee, corroborating that 100% of the ballots were valid and that all were elected with more than 99.32% of the votes.